- 63% of all parents said that teachers should receive a pay settlement in line with current inflation (the figure is 60% if we exclude those parents who work in a school)
- 54% of all parents support teachers planning to strike in response to proposals for a below inflation pay rise versus 40% of all parents who oppose strike action (excluding parents who work in a school the figures are 49% in support of strikes versus 40% opposing strikes)
- 83% of parents said the proposed strikes will cause disruption to themselves and/or their family (no difference if parents working in schools are excluded)
- 46% of all parents agree with the government’s proposal that schools must ensure a minimum service level is maintained for teachers to be allowed to strike whilst 35% of all parents disagree with the proposal (50% excluding parents working in a school agree and 32% disagree)
Polling was conducted between 26th — 31st January 2023 through social media. 1,213 responses were received from parents. Of these, 226 work in a school.