My name is John Luker, and I am a doctoral postgraduate research student at St Mary’s University in London.
I am inviting you to participate in this research questionnaire as the head teacher or member of the senior leadership team in a Welsh all-age school. The research project will collect data on leaders’ experiences of the leadership approaches taken in an all-age school. It will also explore and examine how leaders are prepared for all-age school leadership as well as the role of professional learning opportunities to support all-age school leaders. This questionnaire is part of an enquiry into the nature of Welsh all-age schools and their leaders. Further research tools include in-depth interviews with headteachers who express an interest in contributing to this research project, and focus groups with members of the senior leadership teams.