£30,000 schools grant for workload research

£30,000 schools grant for workload research

Schools can apply to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for funding to carry out in-house research on the best ways to reduce staff workload.

A grant of up to £30,000 is available for schools to run their own research projects on how to “effectively” reduce either marking, planning or data management.

Funding comes from the NCTL’s existing research and development budget for “school-led research programmes”.

It is a continuation of former education secretary Nicky Morgan’s “workload challenge” – a major consultation of teachers aimed at reducing workload.

The latest initiative is meant to help schools “take the principles and recommendations” from the workload’s findings to “develop
long-term solutions”.

Applications for the NCTL funding must be completed by Wednesday, November 9. Schools will need to show previous experience in qualitative and quantitative research and can partner with professional researchers as part of their bid.

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