Tag Archives: workload

Reducing teacher workload: more needs to be done

12 Jul

Reducing teacher workload: more needs to be done

“DfE plans to reduce teacher workload ignored by 80 per cent of schools” (TES report on Teacher voice omnibus: November 2016 survey)

The Scottish Education Governance Review: Update: Next Steps

15 Jun

The Scottish Education Governance Review: Update: Next Steps

Education ‘at the heart’ of First Minister of Scotland‘s priorities. Updates: Education Summit in Edinburgh, 15 June 2016, Voice Scotland’s Letter to John Swinney, and Delivery Plan published by Scottish Government. Education Scotland publishes guidance for teachers on how to reduce workload and bureaucracy. Voice Scotland’s Education Governance Survey (October 2016). Voice Scotland’s response (January 2017). Next Steps: June 2017

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (updated – again)

22 Mar

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (updated – again)

Responses to articles on TES, BBC, Guardian etc on teacher recruitment and retention, plus joint union statement and responses to NAO report and Ofsted commentary. Further reports and comment, including from Commons Education Committee…

Work needed to improve SQA and tackle impact of exam system on workload

17 Jan

Work needed to improve SQA and tackle impact of exam system on workload

Urgent work is needed by the SQA to rebuild its relationship with teachers

Teachers and headteachers: feeling forswunk or foreswunk?

27 Oct

Teachers and headteachers: feeling forswunk or foreswunk?

“To be forswunk is to be exhausted from overwork…foreswunk…is to be tired before you even begin.”