Staff questionnaires: strengths and weaknesses of the school

See example questionnaires from Ofsted and schools, and use them to gather staff members' views on how your school is doing and where it could improve.

Last reviewed on 6 January 2021
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Contents
  1. Use Ofsted’s inspection questionnaire to gather feedback from staff
  2. See an example staff questionnaire from a school
  3. Consider using commercial staff survey resources
  4. Get advice on writing staff surveys

Use Ofsted’s inspection questionnaire to gather feedback from staff

During Ofsted inspections, staff can give their views via an online survey. Ofsted has published the text of the survey questions, and you can download it here. There are 23 question in the latest version.

The survey asks staff how much they agree or disagree with statements such as: 

  • I am proud to be a member of staff at this school
  • Pupils are safe at this school
  • Staff consistently manage the behaviour of pupils well

See an example staff questionnaire from a school

Thames View Infants in Barking and Dagenham has an online questionnaire to seek staff members' feedback on the school.

Staff are asked to say how much they agree with statements from an Ofsted staff questionnaire. It also covers other topics like:

  • School improvement
  • After-school clubs
  • Pupil premium funding

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