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Remodelling the school workforce: phase 1

Great Britain. Office for Standards in Education
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Microsoft Word - remodel4web.doc Remodelling the school workforce Phase 1 December 2004 HMI 2298 © Crown copyright 2004 Document reference number: HMI 2298 Website: This document may be reproduced in whole or in part for non-commercial educational purposes, provided that the information quoted is reproduced without adaptation and the source and date of publication are stated. Contents Introduction _______________________________________________ 1 Main findings ______________________________________________ 2 Recommendations __________________________________________ 4 Introducing the national workforce agreement ____________________ 4 Progress in implementing the national workforce agreement _________ 8 Guaranteed time for planning, preparation and assessment _________ 12 Workload of headteachers ___________________________________ 13 Leadership and management time _____________________________ 14 Developing role of teaching assistants __________________________ 15 Staff recruitment, morale and development ______________________ 19 Challenges facing schools ____________________________________ 20 Annex A. The national workforce agreement – seven-point plan for creating time for teachers and headteachers _____________________ 22 Annex B. The national workforce agreement – summary of key measures and timescale for their implementation _________________________ 23 Annex C. The national workforce agreement – administrative and clerical tasks that teachers should not routinely undertake ________________ 24 1 Introduction 1. In March 2001, the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to undertake an independent review to identify the main factors that determine the workload of teachers and headteachers.1 They were also asked to develop a programme of pra

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