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31 October 2016, 05:44
For the first time ever - the Welsh Government's commissioning its first ever national survey into the state of the education workforce.
It will be carried out by the Education Workforce Council, which an aim to gather a first person perspective on a range of issues. As well as teachers, support workers in both school and further education settings will be asked to fill it in along with supply workers.
They'll be asked to answer questions around the following ket themes
The questions in the survey will cover the following key themes:
- Being a teacher.
- Professional development.
- Performance management.
- Curriculum and assessment.
- Welsh language.
Wales Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said
"I want to work closely with the profession to help teachers be the best they can be, while raising the standing of the profession as a whole. Without enthused, valued and skilled teachers we can't offer our learners the educational opportunities they deserve.
"I'm pleased to be carrying out this manifesto commitment as I believe it is essential for us to listen to the profession and gauge their opinion in a number of key areas. This pilot survey will provide a useful source of information for our national mission of education reform. The survey demonstrates the value we place on our education workforce and our commitment to ensuring that they are at the heart of developments on matters which affect them."
Education Workforce Council Chair Angela Jardine said:
"This is the first time that the education workforce in Wales has had the opportunity to have their say on everything that affects them - from workload to performance management.
"It's a golden opportunity for staff across the country to express their opinion with the intention of influencing future education policy. We will consider the results carefully and hope to publish them in January 2017."