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What makes our school surveys special

Our aim is to provide a bespoke, personal, friendly service that delivers evidence and suggestions which allow you to make visible changes to enhance the experience of your staff and students, and to demonstrate to stakeholders that the leadership team are committed to striving for excellence.

Maximise response rate with guaranteed anonymity

Our confidential, anonymous survey service will allow your employees to give honest and valuable feedback. A high response rate equates to more representative and reliable results plus a larger collection of ideas, suggestions, thoughts and feelings to be acknowledged and actioned for positive improvements within the school.

Identify areas for celebration and improvement

Using carefully crafted questions, our surveys can draw out those every-day achievements and successes that have become the norm in your school, but whose celebration could be a huge boost to morale. Our report will also identify areas where there is room for improvement, taking your school’s success to a higher level.

Boost well-being, confidence, and motivation The education sector has had a rough time recently and staff may be depleted of energy. Simply the act of asking someone for their opinion increases self-esteem and makes one feel a more valued team-member. An individual who feels appreciated is likely to feel more confident and engaged.

Increase engagement and productivity Offering your employees the opportunity to give an open, honest view of their feelings about work – and then acknowledging and acting on that information - could be the gift that your staff need to lift their engagement and productivity levels, and become even more of an asset to your students and the school.

Grow employee loyalty and improve retention Staff retention may have become an issue due to the strain the pandemic has wrought for schools. By listening to your team through the anonymity of a survey, and taking up our recommendations for action, you can demonstrate your desire and commitment to investing in the individuals that make the school.

Inspire your teachers to inspire your students Teachers have enquiring minds; they want to learn and share the joy of learning. Great leaders lead by example and our bespoke questions, designed with your team of individual staff members in mind, will prove that you are curious to learn about their sentiments. By using the insights they share to develop a better place for the whole school community, your inspiring leadership will shine through.

Individual approach to each client We understand every school is different and our personal approach means we create a survey tailored specifically for you and your unique circumstances. Each staff member will feel that their contribution is valued and appreciated.

Comprehensive comment review and analysis by an experienced, objective, external team You can be assured that we read, categorise and analyse every free text comment because we believe only a human can truly understand another human’s sentiments. You will discover the most important issues for your staff in our analysis of these comments: those that deserve celebration and what isn’t working so well. We give ample opportunity for free text comments as they yield the most insightful and actionable information and are much more informative than basic quantitative data alone. We commonly find many encouraging and positive statements and consistently find that this valuable material gives clarity to the overall picture.

A service that includes much more than a questionnaire We devise high quality questionnaires, but our input goes much further. You can be confident that we will support the pre-survey communications as well as the post-survey actions and outcomes. Our ‘wraparound’ support relieves pressure on busy senior leaders coping with additional mandatory and statutory requirements in the education sector at this difficult time. Our service leads to meaningful positive impact for your staff and students and we make the whole process easy and stress-free.

Insights to inform strategic decisions Our analysis can enlighten educational leaders considering new policies, initiatives or plans for development. With a duty to ensure the greatest return on investment, a survey specifically adapted for the unique requirements of your school will deliver the knowledge you need to target your resources most effectively. Listening to the experiences and views of staff will broaden the senior leadership team’s understanding of the unique strengths and challenges of the school. This hugely valuable information can then be used to tailor the developing strategy, and strengthen the school’s ability to consistently help each and every child to achieve their full potential.

Personal development: Great leadership starts with listening A school leader striving for excellent personal performance and school success knows that listening allows us insight about others and ourselves. When used wisely, thoughtful listening can transform schools and help educators work more collaboratively. An employee survey can be a great way to start listening to your colleagues and shaping an environment where students are surrounded by fulfilled, focused and dedicated staff.


Why Choose The Little Survey Company for your School Survey
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