NEU workload survey: DfE and Ofsted need to do much more to reduce teacher workload

The National Education Union has long been concerned that unnecessary practices surrounding marking, planning, and data collection in schools, is having a significant impact on teacher workload.

Children and teachers need a new deal for education, says NEU

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), has been speaking ahead of the TUC’s march through London as part of its ‘New Deal for Working People.’

Support staff struggling with increasing workloads, says NEU survey

Teaching assistants, school administrators and other support staff are having to work overtime to cope with the increasing workload as schools cut staffing to cope with budget cuts, according to a National Education Union survey released today by the ATL section of the union at its annual conference in Liverpool.

NEU survey shows workload causing 80% of teachers to consider leaving the profession

Initial findings from the latest NEU workload survey, of 8,173 members, which are being published today (Sunday) at the NEU NUT Section Conference in Brighton, shows the continuing scale of the workload problem facing teachers and the impact this is having on their willingness to stay in the profession.

Teachers’ Working Hours

Commenting on the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) study, published today (20 March), showing that teachers work the longest hours, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

NEU Survey finds workload increases for support staff in schools as staff are cut

Teaching assistants, school librarians and lab technicians are facing a soaring workload as staff are cut and they are increasingly being expected to teach, according to a National Education Union (NEU) survey of over 1,700 support staff members.

Workload announcement is a beginning, but more than ambition needed

We are pleased the Government is finally beginning to recognise the teacher shortage crisis, but it will be seen in classrooms round the country whether today’s announcement makes any practical difference, says Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union.

We don't need a national times tables test

Learning the times tables is an important part of the primary school curriculum, but we don't need another new assessment at a huge cost to schools to 'prove' it, says Anne Heavey.

National Education Union to highlight issues of workload

Over eighty per cent of teachers said that excessive workload has made them consider leaving teaching in the past year, according to a recent National Education Union survey. These initial findings from the survey will be released today by Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, as she addresses delegates at the ‘School Workload Conference: Nottingham’s Fair Workload Charter’.

Workload increasing for independent school staff - NEU poll

Independent school staff are having to give up an increasing amount of their free time to manage heavy workloads, and to deal with queries from parents, according to a survey by the National Education Union (NEU).