Big Question Survey

2021 Survey now open

It is now more important than ever for you to share your experiences of teaching through the NASUWT’s Big Question Survey.

This is the only annual, national survey of teachers and headteachers and your responses will provide a unique insight into the challenges you faced during this unprecedented year. [1]

We are acutely aware that many of you have already supported the NASUWT by completing several surveys during this critical period, but this is definitely the most important one for our Union’s vital work.

With your help, we will gather crucial information on the difficulties faced by teachers, students and families during the coronavirus pandemic and its impact upon education and wellbeing.

The 2021 Big Question Survey will collect the views of teachers and school leaders across the UK 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.

Members can complete the survey online or return the alternative paper version in the April issue of Teaching Today.

Northern Ireland

By completing the Big Question Survey, you will 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.

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

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.