Briefing: DfE – Teacher workload advisory group

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
November 28, 2018
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • Accountability in school education
  • Reducing data collection
  • Reducing teacher workload
Children's services and education, Trade union and workforce issues
Related briefings

DfE Workload Challenge for schools and teachers and response (March 2015)

Reducing teachers’ workload (June 2016)

Teacher workload update (July 2017)

Teacher workload – DfE research and March 2018 ASCL speech (March 2018)

Teacher working hours in England are significantly higher than other countries with implications for recruitment and retention. The latest DfE plan to reduce workload is on data collection reduction, and also a letter from the Secretary of State signed by some national organisation (but not local government) announcing ‘there is still more to do’.

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