Nick Clegg initiates “battle on bureaucracy” to lighten teachers workload
The deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, is to launch a brand new initiative called the “Workload Challenge”. The aim of the initiative across the country is to allow and encourage teachers to say exactly how their workloads could be improved.
Teachers are invited to share they views, problems and solutions to government officials via the TES website. In the new year the best ideas will be looked at by a panel of teachers and experts from within the field of education.
The plan is that the best ideas and solutions will be introduced into the education system through working with the teaching profession, teaching unions and Ofsted.
Nick Clegg is keen to crack the problems of excessive marking, too much evidence required for professional development and even having to write comments in students books in different colours.