Biggest ever survey of the education workforce in Wales launched

February 25th 2021

The Education Workforce Council (EWC) has partnered with the Welsh Government, employers, trade unions and other key bodies in Wales to launch the biggest ever survey of the education workforce in Wales.

This national workforce was launched in February 2021 and will run until 9 April 2021. All EWC registered practitioners have been invited to respond and may do so via EWC website at

In launching the survey, the EWC has worked closely with the following partners:

  • The Welsh Government
  • Employer organisations: the Catholic Education Service, Colleges Wales, CWVYS,
    Dioceses of the Church in Wales, ETS Wales, GPSI: PYOG, NTFW, WLGA
  • Trade Unions: ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU, UCAC, UCU, Unison, Unite the Union, Voice the Union

All 80,000 EWC registered practitioners in schools, further education, work-based learning and youth work have the chance to influence policy making in Wales by having their say about the key issues affecting them, such as workload, well-being, training and the impact of Covid-19.

Education Minister Kirsty Williams said:

“The past year has been an unprecedented time for staff involved in educating our young people and learners and I am keen to get their feedback on the issues and challenges they face. I would urge everyone to take a little time to complete this important survey”.

EWC Chief Executive, Hayden Llewellyn added:

“This is the first time that a survey of this magnitude has been conducted in Wales and with the support of so many partners. It is a chance to take stock and consider some of the key issues the workforce deal with on a daily basis”.

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