Guidance

Communications: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help leaders and teachers review tasks associated with communications in schools, so they can reduce workload.

Documents

1. Communications - workshop

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2. Practical tools: example of a school communications policy

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3. Practical tools: example of a school email protocol

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Details

School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help streamline and manage their communications.

You can run the workshop as a whole school activity or in teams.

You can also adapt the practical tools for use in your own school.

Our 3-stage guide to ‘Reducing workload in your school’ explains how to use the workload toolkit.

These materials are part of stage 2. Stage 1 contains tools to help you carry out a workload audit, and stage 3 contains tools to help schools evaluate the changes they’ve made after a workload review.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to St Edwards RC/CofE School, Dorset for sharing their examples, and to all the schools who have contributed their time to share their practice.

Published 21 July 2018