Supporting governing boards and trustees: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help boards and trustees support workload reduction in their school(s) and for themselves.


Support for governing boards and trustees: workshop

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Workshop discussion template


These materials are to help governing boards and trustees:

  • support workload reduction in their school(s)
  • review and streamline their own practice to reduce their workload

You can run the workshop as a whole school activity or in teams, using the discussion template to help.

The case study and practical tool shows what governing boards are doing to reduce workload.

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

These materials are part of stage 2.

Stage 1 contains tools to help schools carry out a workload audit.

Stage 3 contains tools to help schools evaluate the impact of changes after a workload review.

What works in schools

Hiltingbury Junior School case study: Managing staff workload – a Governor’s perspective


We would like to thank all the schools staff and governors who contributed their time to write and share practical examples and case studies.

Published 15 March 2019