Smart steps to reduce teacher workload and prioritise impact on outcomes

09:00 - 15:30, 3 October 2017 Manchester Book now

Fee: £280+VAT

Teachers’ workload is too high. Teaching has always been demanding, but why has the issue reached epidemic proportions? At a time when teacher recruitment and retention is under severe pressure, school leaders need to understand the issues, challenge their own thinking about their policies and be open minded to new ways of working in schools.

This course considers what drivers have aligned to create this situation and what government, Ofsted, school leaders and teachers should be doing about it. It covers in detail the three areas which teachers raised as causing their biggest workload issues: marking, lesson preparation and resources and managing data.

The course will offer practical advice on ways to reduce workload in all these areas, based on research evidence and drawing on a wide range of practice and experience.

Heads, Deputy heads, Assistant heads and those aspiring to leadership are encouraged to attend.

9.00am

Registration and refreshments

9.30am

Welcome and introduction

9.45am

Session 1: Scene setting
Key drivers contributing to workload
Policy Update

10.45am

Refreshment break

11.15am

Session 2: Marking, Planning. Teaching

12.45pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Session 3: Take it back to your schools

2.45pm

Refreshment break

3.00pm

Sharing ideas and next steps

3.30pm

Plenary and evaluation