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Education Survey & Research Service School Surveys

Endorsement by Tim Brighouse

Many schools which have been highly successful in improving their students’ life chances will have been using surveys like these on a regular basis. By listening to their pupils, parents and staff they are looking to improve not only how they view the school but what they achieve there.

How? The surveys get at issues which other measurements cannot. Here are just some of the ways the findings are used in schools which use the Keele surveys.

  • They use the surveys to identify and interpret differences in outcomes for boys and girls and different year groups. They discuss with Year Tutors (and School Council representatives) actions which might increase:


        - The degree of affiliation of the students to the school

           (e.g. better relationships with teachers and other pupils).

         - Commitment to academic work (e.g. engagement with lessons and homework)

         - Student participation in out of school activities (e.g. sport clubs, dance, drama) 

  • The leadership team looks at the comparative results for different year groups and shares good practice with other schools.

  • The student body is encouraged to discuss the implications for their actions in order to help improve the degree of affiliation and motivation.

  • The parents and governors discuss policy and practice in the light of the survey findings.

I hope that the surveys will complement your efforts and make a difference for your schools and academies.

Tim Brighouse

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Background to the Survey Service

A survey service at Keele was founded in 1989 by Tim Brighouse to provide research support to schools.  In the context of this support, the Centre for Successful Schools established a national reputation for its attitudinal survey service. This survey service is now provided by the Education Survey & Research Service (EdSRS).

  • the pupil survey
  • the parent survey
  • the teacher survey
  • the support staff survey
  • the school community survey

To contact EdSRS please complete our contact form
or call 01782 660929.

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