Reducing Teacher Workload
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new workload reduction kit. Below you can find links to the various sections. OFSTED now expects schools to have a policy on workload reduction;
- Communications: reducing teacher workload
- Managing change
- Curriculum planning and resources workshop
- Using technology to help with school planning
- Feedback and marking: reducing teacher workload
- Replacing written feedback in schools
- Measuring pupil progress and managing the data
- Supporting early career teachers: reducing teacher workload
- Reviewing feedback and marking in schools
- Supporting NQTs and teachers with work-life balance
- Data management: reducing teacher workload
- Ways to reduce workload in your school: tips from school leaders
- Reducing teacher workload: evaluating the impact
TSC Reducing Teacher Workload Commission
The DfE Teacher Workload Team announced that Jane Robinson (TSC Rep for East of England and North East London) has been appointed as the TSC national representative for teacher workload. Jane will be working alongside one appointed Teaching School per region to lead the reducing teacher workload commission and promote the workload reduction toolkit.
Following a regional Expression of Interest process that was launched week commencing 14th January 2019, the lead Teaching School for our region is Hallam Teaching School Alliance.
Hallam TSA will be responsible for identifying schools that need support to work through the workload reduction toolkit, work with a cohort of schools to review their practice and evidence the benefits of workload reduction strategies.
They will be running free twilights across EMSYH to introduce the DfE Workload Reduction Toolkit. These sessions are suitable for school leaders of all levels and governors. Click here to find out more.