DfE plans for reducing teachers’ workload released

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:

Marking
Planning
Data management

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

It also called upon teachers to get in touch about workload or to share examples of effective practices that reduce workload your schools. You can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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