Curriculum planning and resources: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help school leaders and teachers review tasks associated with curriculum planning and resources, so they can reduce workload.


Curriculum planning: workshop

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School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help staff remove unnecessary workload related to lesson planning and creating resources for pupils.

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

Read the case studies to see what techniques other schools have been using to help them reduce planning workload.

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.


Thank you to Whitley Bay High School as well as all the schools who have contributed their time to share their practical examples in the case studies found above.

Published 21 July 2018