TALIS 2018, delivered by FFT
Teaching and Learning International Survey
The international survey of teachers & school leaders
What is TALIS?
For TALIS 2018, England surveyed primary (KS1 & KS2) and lower secondary (KS3) school teachers and their headteachers.
In England, the Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for TALIS, with support by the National Centre. The National Centre team consists of FFT Education Ltd, UCL Institute of Education and RAND Europe who have collaborated to implement the TALIS survey.
In each of the selected schools, 20 teachers and their headteachers were asked to complete the TALIS questionnaire during the survey period. It’s very important for the selected schools to take part so England can meet OECD’s strict participation requirements to be involved in this study. The more schools take part, the more reliable the results.
Each school was asked to provide a contact who the National Centre team can liaise with directly to provide support and guidance throughout the TALIS process.
Key dates and milestones for TALIS 2018
TALIS provides important, robust evidence about teachers' experiences on an international scale. This evidence, especially when taken together with other international surveys, gives our policy makers and school leaders a real opportunity to reflect on what is working.
Deputy Director, ASCL
Valuable evidence for policy-makers
The Department for Education is funding TALIS 2018 in England. TALIS provides valuable evidence for policy makers, educational experts and teachers about teaching as a profession and how our practices and conditions compare internationally. Findings from the previous TALIS survey in 2013 influenced the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development and were a key driver of the 2014 Workload Challenge. We strongly encourage schools to take part.
Department for Education
A wealth of comparative international information
I believe that schools of all kinds should embrace TALIS, as it provides a wealth of comparative international information on teaching and learning that can make a huge difference to the children in our care. By taking part, school leaders around the world can inform policy decisions in education, as well as help identify the most effective influences on high-quality teaching. Please do contribute if invited, as the OECD education community deserves to hear what England has to offer.
The voice of teachers in England
TALIS is quickly becoming the voice of teachers in England. TALIS 2013 showed that teachers in England were spending more time on non-teaching tasks than teachers in most other nations. With new questions on the sources of stress, working conditions and progression opportunities, the TALIS 2018 survey represents a unique opportunity for the concerns of teachers to be heard.
Has real impact
The OECD’s TALIS survey of teachers has real impact. When it last ran in 2013, secondary school teachers told us that professional development wasn’t up to scratch. Government responded with an expert review. At NAHT, we launched new CPD programmes, including our Edge membership scheme to fill the gap. We are pleased that primary school colleagues are able to take part in TALIS for the first time in 2018 to help influence policy in the years ahead.