Supporting early career teachers: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help school leaders and staff support teachers in the early stages of their career, to help reduce workload.


Supporting teachers in the early stages of their career

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We’ve prepared this advice to help school leaders and others support teachers who are in the early stages of their teaching career.

Read the case studies and examples below to see what other schools are doing to support their teachers.

We have also published advice, ‘Addressing workload in initial teacher education’, to support ITE providers to take action to reduce workload of trainee teacher and their partnership schools.

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.


The department would like to thank Michael Green from the University of Greenwich for his work to develop this advice, and to the schools and initial teacher education providers who have contributed to its development. We would also like to thank all those who have contributed their time to share their practical examples and case studies linked from this page.

Published 21 July 2018