Reducing teacher workload: Part 2

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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A SecEd Best Practice Focus eight-page pull out section. The second in a two-part series focusing on the practices that will allow schools and teachers to reduce the workload burden...

Excessive and inappropriate workload is a key reason for teachers quitting the profession. For this Best Practice Focus, Matt Bromley seeks to offer practical advice to teachers, middle leaders and school leaders on how we can keep workload in check.

In part two, published in November 2019, he touches upon effective marking techniques, reasonable approaches to data, better planning – for the curriculum and lessons – and more efficient creation and management of resources.

A free eight-page pdf of this Best Practice Focus is available to download by clicking the button above.

This follows on from part one, published in October 2019, when Matt touched upon the role of school leadership, school culture, management of student behaviour, school routines, email and other administration.

He offered a range of ideas and practical strategies focused on cutting out inappropriate and unnecessary workload and allowing teachers to focus on their lessons. He also offered tips to help teachers protect their own wellbeing. You can download part one, at


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