Page 1: Participant Information

We would like to invite you to take part in a research study. Before you decide you need to understand why the research is being conducted and what it would involve for you. Please take time to read the following information carefully. If you have any questions, if anything is not clear, or you would like more information, then our contact details are provided below. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.


What is the research study about?

Researchers from the University of Gloucesteshire and Liverpool John Moores University are conduting a national consultation on the draft Physical Literacy Consensus Statement for England. This consultation aims to capture feedack on the consensus statement text among colleagues from across the sport, physical activity, education, voluntary, community and health sectors. This is part of a research study commissioned by Sport England aiming to create a shared vision and understanding for physical literacy in England


Why have I been invited?

Because you are a stakeholder or organisational partner working in the physical activity, sport, education, health, child, voluntary and community sectors. 


Do I have to take part?

Taking part in this study is entirely voluntary, it is up to you to decide. We will describe the study and then ask you to click to confirm that you are happy to participate and you have agreed to take part. You are free to withdraw at any time, without giving a reason.


What will happen to me if I take part?

The study comprises a ~10 minute online survey including Likert scale questions and a chance to provide free text general comments  Responses are completed anonymously. You can complete the survey as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. We ask you to complete the survey in your own time and we genuinely value your input. 



You can withdraw at any point until the survey is completed. After this point we will not be able to withdraw your data due to the fact that the survey is anonymous.


What are the benefits?

We cannot promise the study will help you personally. The study is focused on improving understanding of physical literacy to enable Sport England to better support individuals and organisations to provide experiences that foster a positive relationship wth movement, sport and physical activity.


What are the risks?

There are no risks involved in taking part in this project.


What happens to the information?

Procedures for handling, processing, storage and destruction of their data match the Caldicott principles, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations.


All data gathered will only be used for the purposes described above and only the principal researchers involved (Dr Kiara Lewis, Will Roberts, Dr Lawrence Foweather) will have access to the data. We will store the data on a University secure server.  Responses to the survey will be analysed and we intend to publish anonymised aggregated data ('no names' group level findings) in a report that will be shared with Sport England. We may make this report publicly available on the University and Sport England websites. The anonymous findings will also be shared with the Physical Literacy Expert Panel - around 60 individuals comprised of researchers and stakeholders - and may be published in a scientific journal article. 


Who has reviewed this study?

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee at University of Gloucestershire and the procedures in place in the study adhere to the Code of Conduct of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences


What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions please get in touch with the principal researcher for the study, Dr Lawrence Foweather, Liverpool John Moore University, 5 Primrose Hill, Liverpool, L3 2EX. Telephone: 0151 2314151 or e-mail:  Alternatively, you can contact Will Roberts, Senior Lecturer at University of Waikato on 



I confirm that I have read and understood the participant information.
I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at anytime without giving a reason until my responses are submitted, at which point my responses become anonymous.
I understand that all data will be processed and stored anonymously and used for  research purposes. This data will be stored on the university network. 
I agree to take part in this study