Teacher workload: Planning and Resources Review Group

The group was established to consider how effective lesson planning and use of resources can raise standards without creating unnecessary workload.

The group:

  • developed a set of principles for planning and use of resources in schools
  • made recommendations about planning policies and practice
  • considered if guidance on effective practice about what works in schools might be necessary


Reducing teacher workload: Planning and Resources Group report

Terms of reference

Planning and Resources Review Group: terms of reference (PDF, 99.2KB, 2 pages)

Meeting dates

The group met 6 times.

Meeting notes

December 2015 (PDF, 111KB, 2 pages)


Kathryn Greenhalgh (Chair) Senior Director of Mathematics, Outwood Grange Academies Trust
Lesley Allwood Headteacher, Winteringham Primary School
Barry Blakelock Headteacher, Trinity Church of England Primary School
Christine Counsell Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University
Lucy Crehan International researcher and senior research associate, National Education Trust
Nansi Ellis Assistant General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
Professor Lianghuo Fan Personal Chair in Education, University of Southampton
Kirsty Holder Head of Humanities, Fortismere Secondary School
Kathryn James Deputy General Secretary, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
John Malynn Principal Officer, Schools Policy, Ofsted
Helena Marsh Deputy Principal, Linton Village College
Rebecca Potter Classroom teacher, Copley Primary School
Ben Smith Assistant Headteacher, North Kesteven School
Laura Stone Director of Sixth Form, Burlington Danes Academy

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