Undertaking & Analysing
Opinion Surveys

Critical to schools' and settings’ self-evaluation and improvement planning is the way they elicit and respond to the views of pupils, parents, staff and governors.

ECARDA has developed a range of questionnaires that keep the relevant features of OfSTED questionnaires and extend and modify them to include strands of the Children Act that are now incorporated into the latest frameworks for the inspection of children’s centres, early years’ settings, schools and colleges.

ECARDA has developed questionnaires to survey the opinions of:

  • 4 – 7 year-old children in children’s centres, early years’ settings and schools
  • 7 – 11 year-old pupils.
  • 11- 16 year-old students.
  • 16 – 18 year-old sixth form students.
  • Parents with children in children’s centres, early years’ settings, schools or colleges
  • Staff who work in children’s centres, early years’ settings, schools or colleges
  • Governors or other accountable bodies

In addition ECARDA has worked with client schools to test parent and/or community opinion on:

  • Their reasons for selecting the setting or school
  • A possible change of school character or status
  • The priorities set in a school’s strategic plan

ECARDA is able to undertake the surveys on your behalf and provide you with full analyses and reports on the collated responses. Where ECARDA has undertaken previous surveys we are able to provide year-on-year comparisons. For pupil and parent surveys we expect schools to distribute and collect the questionnaires. For staff and governors ECARDA will distribute and collect the responses itself, signalling objectivity and independence of the process. ECARDA is able to organise and manage “on-line” surveys.


Pricing Structure:

These services vary from school to school according to need and size. Therefore, please contact ECARDA to discuss your requirements so that a price can be calculated for you.

We do not charge for discussing and setting up contracts.

Alternatively, establishments may wish to purchase the surveys and manage the analyses and reports themselves.

One Off Projects


Client feedback

Your analyses of data linking directly to the SEF and through to the improvement plan were significant management tools which we used to prove ourselves as an outstanding school (Headteacher)

Thank you ECARDA for publishing your model vision for the school of the future on your web-site. It has prompted our own thinking as a school and I am strongly recommending it to my colleagues. (Governor)

Your publication “2020 Vision” on the ECARDA web-site challenged us to deliver that vision now. Not only did we receive government grant funding to help us but also the evaluation of our work has been published in a national journal. Thank you ECARDA. (Principal)




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