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    Workload Reduction for Staff Retention

    Teachers in the intervention group saved an average of 3.45 hours a week by replacing written methods with verbal ones.

    March 2018 research report

    Who is the programme for?

    The programme is targeted at middle leaders with subject or key stage responsibilities and/or senior leaders who want to reduce teacher workload whilst ensuring that feedback makes a difference to classroom practice.

    What is involved?

    The programme will share the findings from Southwark’s own research project and the difference it made to teachers and pupils. The programme then supports leaders to design and implement changes to their own approach to written marking, by helping them:

    • audit their current marking practice and its impact on pupils and teachers
    • explore the DFE and EEF evidence about marking and workload, as well as evidence about effective feedback more generally
    • design their own change to marking policy and track its impact

    Session details

    The programme is led by Alex Farley, Deputy Head at Angel Oak Academy and Jemima Rhys-Evans, Deputy Head at Charles Dickens Primary School.

    Session Date Time Venue
    Session 1 Tuesday 9th October 9:00-15:30 Angel Oak Academy, Burcher Gale Grove, London SE15 6FL
    Session 2 Tuesday 30th October 13:30-15:30 Charles Dickens Primary School, Toulmin St, London, SE1 1AF
    Session 3 Tuesday 29th January 13:30-15:30 Angel Oak Academy, Burcher Gale Grove, London SE15 6FL
    Session 4 Tuesday 18th June 13:30-15:30 Charles Dickens Primary School, Toulmin St, London, SE1 1AF
    Session 5 Tuesday 2nd July 13:30-15:30 Angel Oak Academy, Burcher Gale Grove, London SE15 6FL

    Sign up and cost

    Register to join our 2019-20 cohort here.

    Non-member price: £320
    Member price: 20% off