Annual Survey of Trends in Secondary Education: Report for 2005

Lesley Kendall, Geoff Taggart, Sarah Knight

13 March 2006

The Annual survey of trends in secondary education: report for 2005 is the first of a regular survey of secondary school headteachers. The survey provides a 'snapshot' of the current position in secondary education and a baseline for future surveys.

Key findings include headteachers’ views about:

  • their main concerns: budgets, staffing and pupil behaviour
  • the workload of senior managers
  • the three-year budgetary cycle
  • new inspection arrangements
  • changes to the admissions system
  • extended services offered by schools
  • contact with the police service
  • support from local authorities on school improvement.

A comparison of the results of the 2004 survey of trends in primary education highlights differences and similarities between the two sectors. Supported by clear diagrams and useful references, this is important reading for teachers, headteachers, local authorities, policy makers, parents and all those interested in the key issues of concern in the secondary school sector.

This report is accompanied by a free colour digest of the findings for your convenience.

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