Lawyers Browne Jacobson’s school leaders survey 2013


This survey, by legal firm Browne Jackson, which gives advice to schools, claims to provide a valuable independent barometer of satisfaction with policy, confidence levels and priorities for the future.

Key findings

the introduction of the Pupil Premium has been a resounding success with 72% satisfied with its introduction of which 13% are very satisfied

nearly three quarters of school leaders (72%) are dissatisfied with the Government’s free schools programme

plans by the Government to get tough on disruptive behaviour in the classroom has been met with a chorus of approval with 72% of school leaders satisfied

around seven out of ten school leaders (69%) are dissatisfied with Ofsted and the current inspection regime

two-thirds are dissatisfied with the Government’s policy towards the development of special educational needs provision

investing in the school estate is a high priority with 68% of school leaders looking to build and/or carry out significant capital works

becoming an academy in the next 12 months is a priority for one in three maintained primary schools in England. ( maybe, but doesnt that  conflict with the finding that  72% are  dissatisfied  with Free schools)


Note-About the research

Research for the school leaders survey 2013 was carried out between 30 September and 14 October 2013.

223 school leaders took part in the survey, of which 156 were headteachers. The remainder included CEOs, MDs, Executive Principals, Principals, Executive Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers and Principals. 60% of schools that took part were maintained and 40% academies. Of the total 68% were primary with 32% secondary. Where the results do not add up to 100%, this may be due to computer rounding.

Schools leaders survey report 2013



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