Dr. Nasreen Majid (Associate Professor of Primary Mathematics Education) and Dr. Maggie Smith from the University of Reading’s Institute of Education have developed a survey to better understand how climate change is being taught in primary schools. The survey has been developed to understand primary teachers’ perceptions towards climate change and what they are doing individually or collectively, as a school to teach about the effects of climate change in your classroom and school.

As a Primary Teacher, you are at the forefront of this debate, and we need your help! There is strong international agreement that our interaction with the natural world has and continues to have a detrimental effect on all aspects of the planet. Ecosystems and climate structures have been disturbed to such an extent that we are seeing significant shifts in localised weather patterns and global climate. Therefore, there is a sense of urgency for a ‘call to action’ in what we can do to establish a more sustainable approach to living to stem the tide of climate change. This action has been led by the young generation, through the Climate Strikes and there continues to be a significant global effort in building a more sustainable future for us all.

Findings from this project will provide important data of how such knowledge is being shared and discussed with primary pupils for them to develop a deeper understanding. We hope to develop materials to support this learning in primary schools and your data will help in this alongside an opportunity for you to be involved in the follow up project. If you wish to be further involved, you can leave your contact details for us at the end of the survey

The project is supported and funded by the Institute of Education, University of Reading. It is jointly led by Dr. Nasreen Majid and Dr. Maggie Smith from the Institute of Education.

We know how very busy you are, so this survey has been designed to enable you to respond easily, it should take no more than 15 minutes of your time.


Please find the link to the survey here.


This project has been reviewed following the procedures of the University Research Ethics Committee and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct.

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Nasreen Majid on 0118 378 2673 or n.majid@reading.ac.uk.

If you have any queries regarding protection of your personal data, please contact imps@reading.ac.uk.