This survey provides independently collected data on hours and working patterns in maintained schools in England and Wales.
Teachers’ workload is a common reason for teachers leaving the profession. Several measures have been put in place to make sure that teachers’ time and energies are used in the best ways possible, especially those that require their particular professional skills, expertise and judgement, and thus to reduce the overall workload by redistributing or eliminating other tasks. The national agreement on raising standards and cutting workload was signed by the then government, employers and school workforce unions in January 2003.
This is the eleventh survey; previous surveys were carried out in 1994, 1996, 2000 and then annually from 2003. The 2010 survey was commissioned directly by the DfE.