Working lives of teachers and leaders

Welcome to the Working Lives of Teachers and Leaders survey website, a survey commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) for leaders and teachers working in schools in England. It is being administered by IFF Research and the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research (CTTR) at the Institute of Education (IoE), University of London.

As a longitudinal study, the survey will explore trends in the education sector over time. The questions will cover a range of areas, from teachers’ workloads and pupil behaviour to school culture and leadership, career reflections and future ambitions. By taking part you will be helping DfE to design policies that better support teachers and leaders.

For more information, please read our FAQs here.

For a more detailed overview of the research timings, please click here.

To view the Data Sharing Notices please click here for schools, and here for HEIs.

To view the Privacy Notice, please click here.

If you have a question about the survey that you can’t find the answer to here, or would like to get in touch for any other reason, you can contact IFF Research on and/or DfE on