Research and analysis

Teacher voice omnibus: reducing bureaucratic burdens

This report presents an analysis of the responses to NFER's teacher voice omnibus survey, which was undertaken in November 2011.

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The DfE submitted five questions to NFER’s teacher voice omnibus survey in November 2011. These covered the following topics: bureaucratic burdens that have prevented teachers from raising attainment and achievement of children and standards in school; and health and safety requirements that have got in the way of teaching or managing at school and/or taking pupils on school trips.

In addition to the questions submitted through the survey for primary and secondary school teachers, DfE commissioned NFER to undertake a separate survey, comprising the same questions, of teachers in maintained special schools in England.

This report provides an analysis of the responses to the questions in both surveys, along with supporting information about the two questionnaires. Results are presented by school type (main sample and special), phase (primary and secondary) and by teacher seniority level (classroom teachers or senior leaders).