A booklet to help you work with your union group to reduce workload in your school.
The number of hours for which teachers can be directed to teach or undertake other professional duties is subject to a limit of 1,265. On top of this teachers are expected to work ‘reasonable additional hours’ to fulfil their professional responsibilities.
Teachers in the UK continue to work more intensively and for longer hours than any other profession. There is no better time to act to reduce workload in your workplace.
Stress and exhaustion are not only the products of excessive working hours but also of having too little professional discretion in your workplace - with key decisions about the curriculum and teaching strategies taken out of your professional control.