Workload is one of the main reasons that teachers give for considering leaving the profession and latest research published shows that working hours are still too high. The DfE have published an action plan that provides an update about how they have been helping to remove unnecessary workload along with further activities they intend to undertake in the future. The plan is based around the three biggest concerns that teachers have raised - marking, planning and resources, and data management. Review groups were set-up to cover these areas, and you can access the reports here:
Report from Marking Policy Review Group – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-teacher-workload-marking-policy-review-group-report
Report from Planning and Resources Review Group – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-teacher-workload-planning-and-resources-group-report
Report from Data Management Review Group – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reducing-teacher-workload-data-management-review-group-report
You will find a poster on our website (click this link) and leaflet on our web-site (click this link) to help you review your expectations on Headteachers and senior leadership teams, and to support ‘Reducing Workload’ initiatives in your schools.
We would be delighted to receive any examples of reducing workload initiatives and how successful they have been.
Finally, a reminder that it is the Stockport Governors Conference on Saturday 11th March. (Register Here) We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.