Taskforce to be set up to reduce teacher workload

The Government is to set up a new taskforce to help reduce teacher workload, with an aim to reduce working hours for teachers and leaders by five hours per week within three years.

The Workload Reduction Taskforce includes members from unions, teachers, and sector leaders.  urs per week within three years.

James Bowen, assistant general secretary of school leaders' union NAHT will be a member of the Taskforce.
Paul Whiteman, NAHT general secretary, said: “Our dispute with government this year was about more than money. It was also about intolerable workload and inspection pressures.

“Included in the offer from government were important commitments to tackle workload and inspection pressure. The workload task force is an important step to bring about those commitments. As part of the offer settled, the taskforce caries the significant responsibility of achieving the government’s commitments.

“We look forward to working with the DfE and others to highlight some of the causes of unsustainable workload and to help find solutions through this taskforce."