All members of staff are invited to contribute confidentially to the survey (either online or in paper format). The questionnaire covers six aspects of school life which influence the quality of the professional experience as follows:


The school standards and quality

  • Mission and ethos
  • Quality of schooling
  • The school’s reputation in the community

The working environment

  • Professional satisfaction
  • Staff morale
  • Quality of physical environment and resources


Teaching and learning

  • Praise and encouragement
  • Target setting
  • Feedback and support


Professional development and support

  • Quality of CPD
  • Support and feedback from senior colleagues
  • Level of appreciative attention

The pupils

  • Pupil behaviour
  • Pupil/pupil relationships
  • Pupil/staff relationships


Leadership and management

  • Quality of relationships between SMT/SLT and staff
  • Communication and consultation
  • Management of the school



Participant schools are provided with a feedback report containing:


  • an executive summary
  • a written report which compares the school’s findings to Keele EdSRS database averages (based on responses from seven thousand teachers and support staff) 
  • an analysis of individual questions
  • comparative data in diagrammatic form
  • an edited transcript of free text comments made by staff. (Note: comments may be amended to maintain confidentiality and protect individuals from identification.)
  • a summary of findings tabulated (where available) with findings of previous Keele surveys at the school.


Conducting additional follow-up surveys, thereby allowing for further comparative analysis of a school’s data, can enable longitudinal studies to be carried out, highlighting changes in attitude over time.

Please note that up to six bespoke questions can be added to the online survey at no additional cost. This option allows schools to gather staff views on school-specific issues.

Education Survey & Research Service

Education Survey & Research Service

Tel: 01782 628948

Staff Survey.

This survey focuses on the attitudes of all school staff, and is particularly suited for use in small settings (e.g. primary schools, PRUs etc.). It examines staff perceptions of aspects of school life which influence the quality of their experiences, including their views on the general standards and ethos of the school, their working environment and professional satisfaction, the professional support they receive, their relationship with pupils, and the leadership and management of the school.


  Staff Survey Price 2023

                 All staff in primary schools or small settings - online      £300

All staff in secondary schools or large settings - online  £400