No 5pm curfew for emails and marking in sight
The Department for Education released a statement this afternoon saying they are working to help teachers reduce the time they spend on tasks which can cause unnecessary workload, so that you can concentrate on teaching.
Teacher workload review groups determined that the three biggest areas that can lead to unnecessary workload are:
The DfE has set up review groups to make recommendations about reducing workload in these three areas, with each group due to make its recommendations in late spring 2016:
Marking Policy Review Group – To look at marking practices in schools that are raising standards successfully while reducing marking workload
Planning and Resources Review Group – To consider the effect of lesson planning and use of resources in schools
Data Management Review Group – To develop principles for good data management in schools, including how to monitor pupil progress
Macmillan tames a monster