Big Question Survey

The NASUWT's 2022 Big Question survey is now open.

Teachers across the UK can complete the survey at NASUWT Big Question Survey 2022.

Also available is the NASUWT Cwestiwn Mawr Cymru 2022.

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.

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 2022 Big Question Survey collects 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.

The survey will run from Tuesday 5 April to Friday 20 May.

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.

Previous Big Question survey reports

As part of the Big Question 2021, the NASUWT worked with the Open Data Institute (ODI) to record the experience of teacher’s in response to the pandemic. You can read the report and see the data on the ODI web page Data on teachers’ lives during the pandemic.

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.