No-one would disagree that workload has increased. Some serious thinking needs to be done to address this. There are three main areas, which have been identified by the profession, unions and the Department for Education which are causing additional workload. This course will explore those aspects of teacher practice which have greatest impact on workload and which can be addressed by reconsidering a demanding curriculum, what counts as information about pupils’ progress and how proper feedback trumps shallow marking.
Research has shown that the two most important success factors for a school or a college are the effectiveness of its teaching and how it is led. Good teaching inevitably leads to student success but this cannot happen without good leadership.