All members of the teaching staff are invited to contribute confidentially to the teacher survey which is usually conducted online via a bespoke link (but can be provided in paper format).

The questionnaire covers five aspects of school life which influence the quality of teachers’ experience as follows:


The quality of the school

  • The school’s reputation in the community
  • Mission and ethos
  • Quality of schooling
  • Staff morale
  • Quality of physical environment and resources
  • Relationship with parents/carers


The pupils

  • Pupil/pupil relationships
  • Pupils’ commitment to learning


General classroom practice

  • Praise and encouragement
  • Expectations and target setting
  • Feedback and support


Professional development and support

  • Quality of CPD activities
  • Support and feedback from senior colleagues


Leadership and management

  • Quality of relationships between SMT/SLT and staff

Education Survey & Research Service

The Teacher Survey


This survey focuses on teachers’ attitudes to their professional experience. It examines teachers’ perceptions of aspects of school life which influence the quality of their experiences, including their views on the behaviour and attitude of pupils, their relationship with pupils, the range and style of their teaching, their perception of the professional support they receive and their level of job satisfaction.



Participant schools are provided with a feedback report containing:


  • an executive summary
  • a written report
  • an analysis of individual questions
  • comparative data in diagrammatic form
  • an edited transcript of free text comments made by teaching 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.