• 43% feel their work is well known and appreciated by the Head and SMT
  • 67% think the SMT maintains good relationships with staff
  • 69% agree that Senior Management provides good leadership
  • 75% agree that Senior Management has a clear vision for their school.
  • 86% feel that they are successful teachers for the most part
  • 73% think that the CPD provided by their school is of high or very high quality  
  • 73% believe that it is important for them to have better access to ICT to support teaching and learning.

Selected Findings of the 2017 School Support Staff Survey (2,500 cases)


  • 91% of support staff say they enjoy their work for most of the time
  • 80% would recommend it to other people as a good place to work
  • 84% believe that the school is a safe and secure environment for pupils


  • 71% think that teaching standards are generally high
  • 62% see themselves as a valued part of the school ‘team’, alongside teachers
  • 82% say that the pupils they come into contact with treat them with respect and are mostly polite and well mannered


  • 68% agree that the Senior Management Team provides good leadership for the school
  • 71% think that senior management are highly visible and approachable
  • 64% that they maintain good relationships with school staff.  

Selected Findings of the 2017 Secondary Parent Survey (12,000 cases)


  • 81% of parents agree that their child’s school is achieving high educational standards
  • 81% think that the school has high quality leadership
  • 81% agree that standards of teaching are high in most cases
  • 85% think that the school rules are fair and reasonable


  • 75% think that discipline in the school is about right
  • 59% think that the school deals firmly with bullying
  • 91% agree that the school is a safe and secure environment for pupils
  • 74% think that the school provides good out of hours services for pupils


  • 83% say that they find the reports provided by the school on their child’s progress useful
  • 92% are generally satisfied with their child’s progress
  • 86% think that their child enjoys and is happy at school all or most of the time
  • 85% think that the education that the school is giving their child is helping him/her to prepare for his/her future life.

Selected Findings of the 2017 Primary Pupil Survey (8,000 cases)


  • 86% of pupils say that they like school
  • 89% usually feel happy at school 
  • 94% believe that theirs is a good school
  • 86% say that they always feel safe in school


  • 94% say that their teacher encourages them to work hard
  • 93% say that their teacher helps them set targets to improve their work
  • 58% say that their teacher often talks to them about how they can make their work better


  • 79% say that they like it when they work in groups
  • 66% say that other pupils often distract them when they’re trying to work
  • 44% say that other children often disturb lessons by behaving badly


  • 95% say that they usually work as hard as they can at school
  • 89% say that the work they do is very important to them
  • 88% think that they are quite successful at school.


Selected Findings of the 2017 Secondary Pupil Survey (38,000 cases)


  • 72% of pupils think theirs is a good school
  • 81% agree that the school is giving them a good education
  • 85% say that they are usually happy at school
  • 73% say that they usually feel safe at school


  • 71% think they get on well with the majority of their teachers
  • 72% say they enjoy most of the teaching
  • 81% agree that most of the teachers encourage them to work hard


  • 86% suggest that their work is important to them
  • 81% say they usually work as hard as they can
  • 82% consider that their behaviour is good for the most part


  • 64% agree that the school is helping them to set realistic targets for academic improvement
  • 58% agree that their school encourages pupils to develop self-confidence and make the most of their abilities.

Selected National Survey Findings


Keele survey datasets are reviewed annually in order to provide up-to-date comparative figures which allow schools participating in EdSRS surveys to monitor their own outcomes year on year and to compare their outcomes with those of other schools nationally. Selected 2017 national averages are quoted below.

Education Survey & Research Service

  • 86% of teachers say that they enjoy their work for most of the time
  • 39% agree that staff morale is high
  • 78% believe that their school has a distinct mission and ethos
  • 87% agree that their school is committed to involving parents/carers in their children’s education.

Selected Findings of the 2017 Survey of Teachers (3,000 cases)



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Selected Findings of the 2017 Governor Survey 


  • 97% of governors agree that they are consulted and listened to when decisions are made about the school
  • 100% agree that the school is a good school
  • 90% think that the school achieves high educational standards
  • 92% believe that the school caters well for pupils of all abilities


  • 98% believe that the headteacher has a clear vision for the school
  • 88% agree that the school's exam results are usually good
  • 99% agree that the school's head and senior management provide good leadership
  • 91% agree that the school has a good reputation in the local community

Selected Findings of the 2017 Primary Parent Survey (3,300 cases)


  • 77% of primary parents agree that their child’s school is achieving high educational standards
  • 93% say that they would recommend the school to friends
  • 85% think that the school has high quality leadership
  • 81% agree that the school maintains high standards of behaviour among the pupils


  • 87% agree that standards of teaching in the school are high in most cases
  • 76% think that the teachers keep good control in the classroom
  • 94% agree that teachers expect the pupils to work hard


  • 96% agree that the school is a safe and secure environment for the children
  • 97% feel that their child is well cared for at school
  • 92% think that their child enjoys and is happy at school all or most of the time
  • 79% of parents are satisfied with their child’s progress in most subjects.