The Deputy Prime Minister has today asked teachers to consider how they spend their working day in an attempt to stop a “runaway train of bureaucracy”.
Teachers are being urged to tell the government what administrative tasks should be cut or scrapped altogether.
Launching the workload challenge for teachers, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says teachers must be liberated from “burdensome workloads”.
Working with the Times Educational Supplement, teachers can have their say between now and the end of November on how to reduce unsustainable workload.
Teachers are invited to:
- Send solutions and strategies for tackling workload – the government wants to hear about the good practice already in schools.
- Tell government about the unnecessary tasks which take teachers away from teaching, and where these come from.
- Tell government what should be done to tackle unnecessary workload – by government, by schools, or by others?