Ways to reduce workload in your school: tips from school leaders

Tips from school leaders, teachers and sector experts to help schools reduce workload.



This advice provides tips and case studies for managing change and reducing workload, including through the effective use of technology.

School leaders, teachers, and experts in education technology and initial teacher education have helped to develop it.

It takes up to 15 minutes to read and is for school leaders, but may also be helpful for:

  • governors
  • middle leaders
  • teachers

The tips and case studies are not intended to be exhaustive and there’s no requirement for schools to use them.

Published 21 July 2018
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revised to include a new section on reducing workload related to managing behaviour, and updated data management and performance management sections.
  2. First published.