Guidance

Managing change: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help leaders and teachers review tasks associated with managing change in schools, so they can reduce workload.

Documents

1. Planning a yearly calendar - workshop

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2. Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop

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3. Practical tools: tackling workload to improve wellbeing in King Charles I School

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4. Practical tools: example of whole school approach to wellbeing

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5. Practical tools: example of letter to parents or carers to communicate change

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6. Practical tools: example of an impact matrix for managing change across a school

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Details

School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help staff reduce workload related to managing change in schools.

Use the workshop with staff to help you plan your yearly calendar and avoid pinch points.

Use the practice examples to see what techniques other schools have been using to manage change, such as an impact matrix (the example given is for reviewing marking and assessment, but it can be adapted for other areas).

Ways to reduce workload in your school also includes short advice about managing change.

Our 3-stage guide to Reducing workload in your school explains how to use the workload toolkit.

These materials are part of stage 2. Stage 1 contains tools to help you carry out a workload audit, and stage 3 contains tools to help schools evaluate the impact of changes after a workload review.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all of the staff who contributed their time to sharing the practical examples and case studies found on this page.

Published 21 July 2018
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Included case studies 'Impact of technology on teacher workload: Witton Park Academy', 'Practical tools: tackling workload to improve wellbeing in King Charles I school', 'Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop' and video 'Reducing workload in your school'.
  2. First published.