Education Survey & Research Service

The Governor Survey

This survey focuses on governors’ views about the school standards, the school environment and resources, the behaviour and well-being of pupils, the quality of teaching and learning, and the leadership and management of the school. 

Methodology and Outcomes

All governors complete the survey either online or in paper format. The questionnaire consists of 40 tick-box questions, with an opportunity to contribute free-text comments at the end of the survey.

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 governors. (Note: comments may be amended to maintain confidentiality and protect individuals from identification.)
  • a summary of findings tabulated (where available) with findings of previous surveys at the school.


Please contact EdSRS for further details of the Governor Survey or click on the tabs on the left of this page for details of other EdSRS surveys.

 * Please note that for a limited time we are offering the Governor Survey for only £180 *