Well-being of School Leaders National Survey

Ian Gerrard
Leadership Academy Associate and Headteacher, Ysgol Aberconwy 

Chris Lewis
Assistant Director for Policy, Research and Strategic Workforce Planning

The National Academy for Educational Leadership is committed to helping create a Welsh education system in which “the well-being of educational leaders is prioritised and systematically supported”. As part of this commitment, we are working with partners to develop an All-Wales Strategy for the Well-Being of Educational Leaders. To inform this work the Leadership Academy undertook a national survey of school leaders in summer 2020. 

The survey was open to school leaders across Wales between 15th May and 5th June 2020 and received over 1,000 responses. The responses were received during the first Covid-19 lockdown period and the important well-being implications of the pandemic were not part of the survey’s focus and no question made direct reference to it. However, there is a likelihood that responses were influenced by these exceptional circumstances. The report Well-being of School Leaders National Survey sets out the key findings. 

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