Education Scotland statistics of staff survey results: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

"Could you please share with me the results of any evaluations of impact that Education Scotland has carried out over the course of the past year (March 2020-March 2021) including, but not exclusive to, any surveys of teachers or headteachers Education Scotland has carried out asking them to feedback on support, or professional learning, or any other work delivered by Education Scotland?

Could you also please share with me the results of any surveys of Education Scotland staff carried out by Education Scotland over the past year (March 2020-March 2021), including but not exclusive to any surveys carried out by the body about job satisfaction, or seeking employees views on the organisation?"

Your clarification confirmed that you were requesting information on the summaries of the results from actual surveys.


Over the past year Education Scotland has intentionally limited the number of formal evaluations or surveys that were issued as the organisation did not want to place additional pressures on the system. As part of Education Scotland’s professional learning and leadership programme and event activity, all participants are asked to provide feedback to gauge effectiveness of each session: this can include the use of feedback forms, evaluative statements, blogs and case studies for example. We have engaged with a wide range of participants this year through our programme activity as well as through new offers such as our Blethers and Headspace sessions.

Whilst these are not impact surveys due to their nature they do provide immediate and very useful feedback on the sessions themselves, including content and method of delivery which is then considered and acted upon for future programme iterations. Feedback has been shared on social media and with stakeholder groups including the COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) and the Education Scotland Professional Learning Stakeholder Forum. We have not shared this feedback as part of this freedom of information request following the clarification.

Below is a summary of external and internal surveys that have been carried out within the timeframe of March 2020 – March 2021.

External surveys
Education Workforce Survey; a copy of the report was published under FOI 202100172321.

Internal surveys
Covid-19 Pulse Survey – please see Annex A.

People Survey – please see Annex B.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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