• Teacher workload crisis threatens examiner recruitment

    Teacher workload and reforms to GCSEs and A-levels are affecting examiner recruitment. Union officials, school leaders and examiners have lined up to call for a change in approach after the organisation representing the four big exam boards admitted workload was a “barrier” to recruitment at a time when reforms mean more examiners are needed. Speaking

    7.00 Feb. 11th, 2018 | News

  • How can the DfE use EdTech to reduce teacher workload?

    Justine Greening was making progress on using EdTech to alleviate workload – here’s what she’d achieved so far, and what’s still left to do, says Atif Mahmood The DfE’s own research has identified workload as the “most important factor” behind teachers who leave the profession. I meet with heads of department and headteachers daily, all

    16.30 Jan. 24th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Here's how government can alleviate teacher workload

    Overwork is what stresses teachers out the most – and the DfE needs to take urgent, concrete steps, writes Kevin Courtney Teachers tell us time and again that workload is the main issue that drives them to despair – or in many cases out of the profession all together. The government has acknowledged the extent

    5.00 Jan. 13th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Managing Teacher Workload, edited by Nansi Ellis

    Not a week goes by without someone mentioning the ever-increasing volume of work that teachers have to endure. So, you cannot help but be acutely aware of the irony of adding to your own workload by agreeing to review a book on workload. So imagine my delight when a remarkably slim book landed on my

    5.00 Nov. 20th, 2016 | Reviews

  • Teacher workload won't reduce unless class sizes are increased, new report claims

    Teachers will struggle to reduce their workload unless schools increase their class sizes, a new analysis has claimed. A report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), published today, found it was “unlikely” teachers can cut down on workload unless classes are expanded so they have more time to prepare for fewer lessons. Staff in countries

    0.01 Oct. 10th, 2016 | News