The indicative ballot closed on 18 January
Govrnment writes to heads calling for reduces workload asking all leaders to reduce workload by following recommendations on data management and information gathering.
Bring the letter and report to the attention of your school, through your reps to make sure you can move forward in achieving positive results.
Click on the link to see a copy of the letter.
Since the workload challenge of 2014
The Government stated they have:
- set up 3 independent teacher workload review groups, which produced detailed reports offering advice for teachers on:
- published advice to support and encourage ITE providers to take action to reduce the workload burdens faced by trainee teachers and their schools
- committed to collecting robust evidence on teacher workload at least every 2 years – we published the results of the first survey on 24 February 2017 and a follow-up survey on 10 March 2018
- published an action plan with a full update of work and future commitments to help reduce teacher workload, including an offer of targeted support for schools
- committed to giving schools a minimum lead-in time for significant changes to policy in accountability, curriculum and qualifications; and to do more to consider the impact on schools when introducing such changes – see the DfE protocol
- carried out work to reduce DfE’s data burden on schools, in a way that also enables more efficient movement of data elsewhere in the system
- worked with teaching unions and Ofsted to produce a pamphlet and poster for teachers, highlighting important points in the workload review reports
- introduced workload considerations into guidance we’ve produced for school, such as the:
- shared examples of successful practices schools have used to deal with teaching tasks that can cause unnecessary workload – see our teaching blog
- funded groups of schools carrying out collaborative projects into reducing workload – we published the 12 project reports and a summary report on 10 March 2018
- published a review of packages of support and continuing professional development (CPD) available to schools in relation to reducing teacher workload
So, what is your school, Senior Leadership Team doing to reduce the workload in your school, academy, trust or college in response from their boss, Damien Hinds?
It is the first question OFSTED will now ask!