13 September 2017
Teachers at all Jersey schools are being urged to complete the second edition of the Island-wide Teachers’ Survey, which is launched tomorrow, Thursday 14 September.
Classroom professionals are being asked for their views about various aspects of their working life. They will be able to comment on issues including workload challenges, classroom practice and student behaviour management.
Chief Education Officer, Justin Donovan, said "Motivated, positive teachers are the essential ingredient in a successful education system. Their views are important to us. If they are facing particular problems, then we need to know so that we can start making improvements. We had an excellent response rate last time and I hope even more of our teachers will take part and complete this survey."
45% of teachers responded to the first survey, which took place in September 2015 in conjunction with teaching unions. Some of the questions have been repeated so that the Education Department can assess how much progress has been made.
Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans, said "We care deeply about our teachers and their wellbeing, and this questionnaire opens a direct line of communication where they can provide their views and have an influence on the future of their profession in Jersey. Most importantly, any improvements for teachers should lead to an even more successful educational experience for the young people they look after."
Primary and secondary teachers in States and private schools will receive copies of the survey tomorrow, and will be given time as part of their inset training day to complete it. There is also an online version. Teachers’ responses will be anonymous.