Policy paper

Teacher workload advisory group report and government response

Advisory group report on removing unnecessary workload associated with data management and the government’s response.



This report from the Teacher workload advisory group sets out recommendations and principles to reduce the unnecessary workload associated with data and evidence collection.

It is for:

  • school leaders
  • school governing boards
  • teachers

The recommendations are for government, Ofsted and others to reduce data burdens in schools.

The government has accepted all the recommendations in full.

A joint letter to all school leaders about the importance of reducing workload in schools was issued on 5 November 2018.

The Secretary of State for Education wrote to all local authorities and academy trusts on making data work in schools on 17 July 2019.

Published 5 November 2018
Last updated 17 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added July 2019 letter from the Secretary of State on making data work in schools.

  2. First published.