Workload Matters

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Teacher workload is a hot topic of discussion in schools at the moment – and rightly so.  The DfE have recently published the results of their ‘Teacher Workload Survey 2016’, which is available here.  This report contains some alarming results:

  • 93% of respondents to the survey stated that workload in there school was at least a fairly serious problem;
  • 52% cited workload as a very serious problem;
  • The average working hours in a week for all classroom teachers was 54.4 hours.

Our profession is creaking, and whilst we all hope that the DfE and OFSTED will work together to address some of these issues, school SLT have a key role to play too.  At Durrington, we have always believed that a key role of the SLT is to provide the conditions in which teachers can focus on their core purpose – to teach great lessons and continue to develop…

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