Table 1

Measures of school climate

Staff view on school organisation climate: new scale
Subscale/itemsSource
Authority distributed among staff
 The head teacher takes most of the decisions with little staff consultationAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
 Teachers participate on a regular basis in the development of school policiesAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
 The senior leadership team consult with staff when making decisionsNew question
 Teachers in this school have a sense of collective responsibility for student learningThe Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 Teachers in this school have a sense of collective responsibility for student well-beingThe Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 Teachers and other staff in the classroom work collaborativelyThe Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
Staff relationships with students
 In my school, students participate in decision-makingAdapted from The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 Teachers in this school always show respect towards studentsAdapted from Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
 Students’ views are listened to and taken seriously by staff in this schoolAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
 Teaching strategies at this school enable students to build their own knowledgeAdapted from The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 There are opportunities for students to take responsibilities for their own learning in schoolAdapted from The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 In this school, the senior leadership team makes decisions without consulting studentsNew question
 Teachers at this school are often involved in extracurricular activitiesAdapted from Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
 In my school, teachers mix with students at break timesNew question
 In my school, teachers mix with students at lunch timeNew question
 In my school, teachers avoid intervening in students disputes outside the classroomNew question
Integration of students’ academic education and broader social development
 The school has a system for rewarding students who achieve in non-academic areas, for example, sport, artsAdapted from Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
 Our school provides a broad range of extracurricular activities for students (eg, plays, athletics, music, dance)The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 The school development/improvement plan has targets related to student health and well-beingAdapted from School Health Research Network school questionnaire‡
 School INSET/training days often focus on student healthAdapted from School Health Research Network school questionnaire‡
 The school has a comprehensive written policy to address student smoking, drugs or alcohol useAdapted from School Health Research Network school questionnaire‡
 The school teaches a social and emotional learning curriculumAdapted from School Health Research Network school questionnaire‡
School–community relationships
 Parents often visit the schoolThe Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 This school engages parents in school improvement effortsAdapted from The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 This school aims to build community support for the school’s improvement effortsAdapted from The Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes Key Staff Questionnaire—Secondary Schools†
 Parents give a lot of support to the work of the schoolAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children head teacher questionnaire*
Beyond Blue School Climate Questionnaire
Subscale/items
Student sense of belonging in school community
 I feel very different from most other students here
 I can really be myself at this school
 Other students in this school take my opinions seriously
 I am encouraged to express my own views in my class(es)
 Most of the students in my class(es) enjoy being together
 Most of the students in my class(es) are kind and helpful
 Most other students accept me as I am
 I feel I belong at this school
Student commitment to learning
 I try hard in school
 Doing well in school is important to me
 Continuing or completing my education is important to me
 I feel like I am successful in this school