Page 1: Welcome to the Off Rolling Survey 2019

Exploring senior leaders’ perspectives and experiences of the practice of ‘off rolling’ in mainstream secondary schools in England.

You are being invited to take part in a research project that is exploring the perspectives of senior leaders about the practice of ‘off rolling’ in mainstream secondary schools in England. The project is being led by Helen Knowler and Dr Elizabeth Done with Professor Dave Hall at the University of Exeter. This project builds on our work in supporting SENCo Development and Leadership and our aim is to bring about positive change in relation to preventing permanent school exclusion.

The data collected from this questionnaire will be analysed by researchers and used for publication in peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, practitioner conferences, as well as being shared with the other educational professional across the UK and general public, as appropriate.

What will I be asked to do?

If you would like to take part in this research, you will be asked to answer this questionnaire which will ask about your perceptions and experiences of the practice of ‘off rolling’. This is likely to take you around 10 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. After the questions have been answered, you will be given an option to participate in further research on the topic.


This research is being conducted in accordance with the University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education ethical guidelines and the British Educational Research Association ethical guidelines (4th ed) . These documents are available online:

Your participation in this research is entirely on a voluntary basis, and you can stop at any point before the questionnaire has been submitted without providing any reason.

PLEASE NOTE: All data is anonymised online, hence you can only withdraw before submission. This is because once your response has been recorded, we cannot identify you. If at the end of the questionnaire you chose to provide details to participate in further research, these will be stored securely and not disclosed to any unauthorised personnel.

We will not be able to give individual feedback on your individual responses but we can provide all participants with overall findings if requested. Thank you for your participation.