The Department for Education has recently announced a new policy paper, which aims to looking into ways of removing unnecessary workloads for teachers, to help them concentrate on teaching and their own development.
They're running a number of regional events - leaders from all types of schools are encouraged to attend with a member of their governing board and sign up together. The event for the SW region takes place on Tuesday 8th March at Exeter Racecourse, and will showcase work that is currently being done in schools to effectively reduce teacher workload. You will have the chance to meet with other colleagues, engage with presenters from across the education sector and discuss your own work and contexts.
You can sign up for the event here.
They're also asking for teachers to get in touch if you have practical examples and tools that you’ve used to reduce workload in your school, for example staff workload surveys, protocols for staff meetings or policies which remove unnecessary work. All schools, organisations or individuals contributing will receive recognition.
You can email the Teacher workload team with your ideas.
You can read more about this policy here.