Staff Pulse - staff wellbeing survey

Helping you to understand how you can retain your talented teachers.

Give your school staff a voice through anonymous surveys. Staff Pulse is a staff survey tool to help you make informed decisions for school improvement.

Gather feedback, build an action plan and measure results to improve staff wellbeing, school performance and retention.  

With questions developed by a psychologist, the short surveys capture employee feedback across 21 different categories, including: workload, support, communication and enjoyment. In scoring and commenting on given statements, staff can be totally honest about how they feel and how you can support their wellbeing, without fear of judgement or repercussions.

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Staff Pulse dashboard

Prioritise staff wellbeing

If you’ve happy teachers who are delivering great lessons to the best of their ability, you’re more likely to have happy pupils with better outcomes.

With increased emphasis on teacher wellbeing and its impact on pupil wellbeing, Staff Pulse helps you understand how your staff are feeling and develop action plans around any issues and pressures they’re facing within your school.

Once an action plan has been put into place, staff can see that they’re been listened to and that they, and their opinions, matter.

Respond to comments

Conversations gives you the ability to respond to comments, opening up lines of communication with your staff and allowing an anonymous conversation to begin.

As staff can be completely honest in scoring and commenting, you can offer help and advice for staff who've indicated they're struggling or stressed, showing your staff you're listening and trying to make improvements.


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Staff Pulse action plans

Build a great school environment

Staff want to feel valued and appreciated. Acting on the feedback you receive from Staff Pulse is an essential part of the engagement process. The results from the surveys will help you to identify actionable insights in both strength and problem areas from which you can create an action plan for improvement.

You can share the steps you’re taking with your staff to help them to understand why you’ve taken a particular action and encourage their participation in future surveys.

You can then assess the impact of your action and track its effectiveness by asking your staff for feedback and then monitoring and tracking changes.

Access real-time data

Once you’ve sent your first survey, it’s easy to view the results on your school’s dashboard in Tes Portal. Here you’ll have access to:

  • How many staff completed the survey
  • If staff are generally satisfied at your school
  • Scores across each of the categories so you know which areas you need to prioritise in your action plan
  • Specific comments on survey questions to help form the basis of your action plan
  • Benchmark scores across each of the categories against a national average

What our customers are saying about Staff Pulse

Staff Pulse has provided an exceptional insight into the feelings of our staff, we have been able to show areas we have improved upon quickly and collected valuable comments on specific areas that staff want to comment on. Our staff have found it easy to use and we have high participation return rates which indicates that it’s a great tool. Staff now feel they have had more of a voice and SLT have been able to demonstrate that “You said – we did” to show we take this seriously.

Chris Humphries
Director of Performance
Ace Schools Multi Academy Trust
Source: Email feedback September 2019

Our SLT are finding the new ‘start a conversation’ feature of Staff Pulse really invaluable. It has allowed us to open up a genuine dialogue with staff members who can still stay anonymous while being assured that their points are being noted. It empowers staff to have very honest conversations with us that are unlikely to happen in person.

Kerry Clarke
Director of Learning Development
Beechwood Park School, UK
Source: Email feedback February 2020

Our school has been through a period of rapid change. In order to help us formulate an action plan, and measure its progress, we wanted a way of hearing staff voice from all corners of the staff room - local and expatriate, newly arrived and long-term colleagues alike. Tes Staff Pulse provided an easy to use, confidential way for all teaching team members to have a voice. They can highlight areas where attention is needed, and comment on specific points that we can then address quickly. The tracking feature enables us to see our progress over time, and the new Conversation feature allows us to respond to individual commenters, without affecting their anonymity.

Tom Wilde
Head of School
Kazakhstan International School
Source: Email feedback February 2020

I send the pulse to my staff every Wednesday. I read the results as part of SLT and note down any action points. We set up an action plan for 'communication' which was rated the least effective and gave staff chance to comment upon improvements. As a a result staff feel like they are listened to and have a say and we are actioning or providing reasons why some of their suggestions are not possible. As a result this has increased staff morale and the pulse rating for the school has increased. Staff and leaders like using the pulse and have recommended it to another MAT who are in the process of setting it up.

Carla Bennett
Sherford Vale School
Source: Email feedback January 2020

The regular cyclic nature of the surveys provides opportunity for feedback and action, by identifying areas for attention as well as highlighting strengths to be celebrated. I am very impressed with this product. 

Sue Daly
Assistant to the Headmaster, Chief of Staff
All Saints Anglican School
Source: Email feedback August 2019