Teacher Workload - questions governors should be asking?

Teacher Workload - questions governors should be asking?

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: March 2016

The Secretary of State for Education spoke at the NASUWT annual conference, over the Easter weekend and in her speech she pledged support to tackle “unnecessary workload” of teachers. This raises a question for governing bodies in all schools: what are we doing, in our school, to tackle teacher workload issues?


Governing Bodies and Academy Trusts have a duty of care for staff and should be asking questions relating to teachers’ workload, exploring if working practices in our schools are helping or contributing to workload pressure.

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