Dear Parents/Carers of children currently in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2,

Our school is working with a team of researchers at the University of Oxford on a research project called MY-CATS. The MY-CATS team are testing out a new way of identifying and supporting young children who might benefit from help to build confidence and reduce the chance of problems with anxiety, now and in the future.

We would love it if all families in these participating classes got involved! As this project is to help reduce problems with fears and worries now and in the future, your child does not need to be experiencing difficulties with anxiety to take part.

We’ve attached more information about the project, and you can watch a short video about the project here:

MYCATS video

You can also watch a longer, more detailed video about the project here:

MYCATS parent information session

If you would like to take part, please follow the link below to complete the consent form. When clicking on the link to the parent consent, make sure that you proceed to page 2 in order to provide us with your contact details:

MYCATS parent consent and contact details

You will then receive an email with a link to the screening questionnaires.  Any problems filling the form in online, please see Mrs Graham.  

Please complete the consent and screening questionnaires by 13th June 2021. We ask one parent/carer to complete the consent and questionnaires for a child. If you have more than one child across the participating classes, you can complete the consent and screening questionnaires for each child.