Big Question Survey

The 2021 Survey is now closed.

The NASUWT’s Big Question Survey is the only annual, national survey of teachers and headteachers and your responses provide a unique insight into the challenges you face throughout the year. [1]

We are acutely aware that many of you already support the NASUWT by completing surveys, but this remains the most important one for our Union’s vital work.

With your help, we gather crucial information on the difficulties faced by teachers, students and families and their impact upon education and wellbeing.

The 2021 Big Question Survey collected the views of teachers and school leaders across the UK, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, on a range of subjects, including:

  • pay and pensions;
  • pupil health and wellbeing;
  • pupil behaviour;
  • bureaucracy and workload;
  • teaching quality;
  • your health and wellbeing; and
  • job satisfaction.

A report of the findings will be uploaded to this page soon.

By completing the Big Question Survey, you help to provide robust evidence for the NASUWT’s national campaigns and lobbying of governments and employers to ensure teachers receive the support they deserve.

Big Question Survey Reports

The Big Question time series offers the only nationally available dataset that tracks trends in teachers’ and school leaders’ opinions over time, demonstrating the developing views of teachers and school leaders and the issues impacting on their work.

Demonstrating the developing views of teachers and school leaders and the issues that impact their work, the Survey is a unique opportunity to highlight the changing opinions of teachers and school leaders over several years.

You can download the reports of previous years’ surveys on the right/below.

The NASUWT developed the 2021 Big Question Survey in partnership with the Open Data Institute.