Teacher Workplace Survey
Teacher Workplace Survey is is an online survey.
To register for this service, please visit NZCER Online Survey.
Special Features include...
This survey was developed to allow school leaders to understand what teachers think about their work and their working environment. Such surveys are commonplace in other workplaces - this one is purpose-built for schools.
There is increasing evidence that the way schools are organised and run has in impact on teacher retention and on effective teaching. The research tells us that important workplace factors include safety, an atmosphere or trust, a staff who share high expectations for all students, and effective school leadership.
NZCER provides a range of detailed reporting from the Teacher Workplace Survey data and the survey is available for use throughout the year.
In 2012 we ran the inaugural Great Spaces for Teachers initiative. This aims to highlight the importance of great working conditions by celebrating those schools with the most impressive results in the Teacher Workplace Survey. In 2012 the awards went to Tauranga Boys College, Tolaga Bay Area School and Clyde School. It is available again in 2013. Find out more here.
Completing the survey online...
When subscribed, the school administrator will be sent further instructions and a password. The school administrator can set up anonymous access for teachers to complete the online survey. Once completed, reports are sent out in PDF form. The school will be invoiced for the survey once completed.
Pricing for sitting surveys on paper - schools will pay a survey subscription depending upon the size of the school. The bands and pricing are available in the table below:
Band No. of students Cost
Band A 1000+ $500.00
Band B 250 - 1000 $350.00
Band C Less than 250 $250.00
Relating to Research...
NZCER, New Zealand and international research consistently point to the importance of working conditions that enable teachers to enjoy their work and to work positively and productively with learners. Most evidence based on framework provided in Teacher Working Conditions that Matter: Evidence for Change (Leithwood, 2006), but other references are included.