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Staff surveys are usually the responsibility of your headteacher. Have a look at examples of staff wellbeing questionnaires and case studies of 2 schools' approaches to help your headteacher in developing your own surveys.

There are no statutory guidelines on who in the school should take responsibility for conducting surveys.

As another of our articles explains, although governors have a duty of care towards school staff, the headteacher should carry out staff surveys. They can then share the results with the governing board.


Questionnaire from a local authority

Hackney Learning Trust has an employee stress risk assessment questionnaire designed for staff in its schools. It features a series of questions on wellbeing, categorised into 6 areas. These are:

  • Demands
  • Control
  • Support
  • Relationships
  • Role
  • Change

The questionnaire asks the employee to answer "yes" or "no" to particular questions, and to add comments to describe the situation from their perspective.

The questionnaire then asks whether anything not covered is contributing to work-related stress.

You can download the questionnaire from the following webpage. There's also a similar questionnaire for the headteacher to complete for each employee: 

The National Education Union (NEU) has

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