Teachers Workload Agreement 21 Administrative Tasks
The report also proposes a “broad national framework” to guide governing bodies in setting the salaries of headteachers. It recommends eliminating the rigid system of wage differences and thorns to help boards use their discretion to determine the salary of the head school. This would give them more flexibility to assess the needs and circumstances of the school and attract the best talent. It notes that the government has changed the working conditions of teachers, so that their members should not carry out administrative tasks. The second largest teachers` union, the NASUWT, informed its members that the list would not be exhaustive, but would only provide examples. It also says that the use of the word “routine” in the treaty was “a lot of misinterpretation and misinformation.” Their advice is that headteachers should not require teachers to perform one of the tasks occasionally, nor should teachers be allowed to volunteer to continue doing so. “It is an acknowledgement that, in rare cases, an exceptional circumstance may arise.” In addition to the obvious management like typing, copying and analyzing data, the list also extends to those like class screens. Teachers can invent them, but they should no longer have anything to do with preparation or installation. The report calls for guaranteed planning and preparation time (AAE) and pays tribute to teachers` overtime: “We support the current provisions of 195 working days and 1265 hours. We find that teachers are currently working overtime beyond prescribed courses, and there is already flexibility for teachers` employment managers based on the needs of their students.
The following policy documents set out the DfE`s commitments to reduce workload in schools and clarify the role of all in education. Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers` union, said: “The workload remains far too heavy and two out of five teachers leave in the first five years. Many others are considering giving up; and who knows how much, in the face of unbearable pressure on teachers, choose not to enter the profession. But Jon Richards, director of education at the Unison union in the public service, warned that the move would result in job cuts for auxiliaries and allow teachers to move away from administration and bureaucracy and deprive them of their primary task in teaching. “We do not expect the change in wording to change the professional lives of teachers or the day-to-day role of support staff,” he said. Reducing the workload in schools is also an important part of the DfE`s teacher recruitment and retention strategy published in January 2019. In an extensive consultation sent to its members this week, the union said: “The commitment to “routine” is not to allow headteachers to occasionally require teachers to perform one of the tasks, nor to allow teachers to volunteer. The amendment, which will come into force on 1 September, is part of the agreement on reducing teacher workload, which will be implemented in the coming years. This board contains tips and links on case studies and resources to manage changes and reduce workload, including the effective use of technology. This article was amended on February 17, 2014. In an earlier version, it was proposed that the Teachers` Review Body (STRB) “agree with Michael Gove, Minister of Education, that teachers should continue to perform 21 tasks, including submission, formal minutes at meetings and examination of student absenteeism.” This has been corrected. But Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, warned that greater flexibility in principal pay would create challenges.
“We don`t think that all