As a result of national pressure from the National Education Union and other unions, the DfE has launched a workload toolkit encouraging school leaders to work with staff to eliminate unnecessary activities.
Together with the NEU, it has also produced a video focussing on reducing the burden of planning.
A staggering 81% of teachers said they have considered leaving teaching in the last year because of the pressures of workload, according to our survey of over 8,000 teachers.
We will continue to fight for a fairly-funded education system, with highly trained and qualified teachers and educational professionals who have manageable workloads, fair pay and good working conditions.
Download our guide to National Education Union campaigns now.
Use the ATL section’s work-life tracker to track your work-life balance, your working hours and the major drivers of your workload. See how you compare to others. We’ll give you the help and advice you need, and use your information to inform our campaign and discussions with government.
Invest, don’t cut
We call on the next Government to invest in our children and pledge more funding for schools.
Something has gone wrong with education
- It is underfunded
- There are not enough teachers
- Testing takes precedence over learning
And worse is threatened
- Prolonged cuts to schools
- Deeper poverty
- More selection and fewer opportunities