Guidance

Managing change: reducing teacher workload

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

Documents

1. Planning a yearly calendar - workshop

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2. Practical tools: example of whole school approach to wellbeing

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3. Practical tools: example of letter to parents or carers to communicate change

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4. Practical tools: example of an impact matrix for reviewing marking and assessment

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Details

School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help staff reduce workload related to managing change in schools.

Use the workshop with staff to help you plan your yearly calendar and avoid pinch points.

Use the practice examples to see what techniques other schools have been using to manage change, such as an impact matrix (the example given is for reviewing marking and assessment, but it can be adapted for other areas).

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 impact of changes after a workload review.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the St Joseph’s College, Stoke-on-Trent, City of Norwich School, Norwich, Cam Everlands Primary School, Dursley, Danesfield School, Marlow, and Barr Beacon School, Walsall, for sharing their examples as well as all the schools who have contributed their time to share their practical examples.

Published 21 July 2018