Polling of teachers ahead of General Election 2024


03 June 2024

NFER recently made use of its regular Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey to poll 1,282 school teachers and senior leaders about the issues that were most important to them in the lead up to the General Election.

Key Findings

  • 81 per cent of teachers and senior leaders placed school funding as one of their top three education priorities. 
  • Primary teachers and leaders ranked Ofsted reform as more of a priority than their Secondary equivalents (60 per cent vs 39 per cent).
  • Primary teachers and leaders also rated ensuring SEND support more highly than their Secondary equivalents (52 per cent vs 23 per cent).
  • Secondary teachers and leaders prioritised addressing teacher recruitment and retention issues more highly than their primary equivalents (68 per cent vs 43 per cent).