Workload advice
Support staff workload advice
NQTs and Workload

To aid with their continued professional development Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have slightly different working conditions to other teachers.

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NQT’s time and demands

As an NQT you are a qualified teacher on induction. You will probably be teaching many more face to face hours than you did during your training.

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NQT’s time and working day

When you begin your NQT year, you are taking a big step up in the amount of face to face teaching you are doing, and the level of responsibility you hold.

Support staff workload - independent sector
Inspect the inspectors

Ofsted have been clear about the work that they do not expect to see, but some teachers are still being asked to provide this evidence by inspectors.

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Workload reduction toolkit

Thanks to your campaigning, the government has published a workload reduction toolkit - and written to all headteachers with advice on how to take action. Find out what you can do now.

Time For Teaching
Workload campaign

Teachers and school staff are working excessive hours on unnecessary tasks driven by the assessment and accountability regimes.

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Report June 2018

A survey of our members has found education staff are cutting their hours to make sure their weekends are work-free.

Advice

Support staff workload advice Advice
Support staff workload in the state sector

NEU believes that the increase in the quantity and complexity of work for school support staff has now reached crisis point. This advice is designed to help those working in state and academy schools to deal with this unmanageable workload.

Support staff workload - independent sector Advice
Support staff workload in the independent sector

NEU believes that the increase in the quantity and complexity of work for school support staff has now reached crisis point. This advice is designed to help those working in independent schools to deal with this unmanageable workload.

Biology class Advice
HLTAs and cover supervisors

NEU advice giving a brief synopsis of the advent of the Workload Agreement, and the ‘dos and don’ts’ for HLTAs and cover supervisors.

Stressed School Teacher Advice
Workload and working time

The purpose of this advice is to summarise teachers’ conditions of service, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

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Tackling workload together

Our workload guidance will help you identify tasks or activities which are unnecessary, have no education benefit and cause the most stress.

Marking Advice
Workload : marking

The Independent Teacher Workload Review Groups were established by the DfE to report on, and suggest solutions to, unnecessary burdens associated with marking, planning and data management.

Blog

Press release

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DfE Teacher Workload

It is good that teachers are spending less time on marking and planning, but the numbers for time spent on data collection are still stubbornly high.

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Workload

The Government is doing a far better job of driving people out of teaching than they are in retaining them.

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Tackling Workload

Commenting on the Department for Education’s latest vow to tackle teacher workload, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:

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Workload and Pedagogy

Commenting on the passing of Motion 19 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Workload in schools remains a significant problem, posing a major threat to schools’ effectiveness and pupils’ learning and is driving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis.

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NEU comment on teacher workload

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the publication of the Department for Education’s response to the Teacher Workload Advisory Group report on data.

Policy

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