How do you know if your school is genuinely reducing teacher workload?
This document is for every headteacher working in a school or college; a self-evaluation without the hassle of reams and reams of paperwork. Either complete this yourself as a headteacher, or if you are brave enough, simply hand out the 2-page document to every member of your leadership team to self-reflect on what decisions you make as a school and its impact on teacher workload.
Student Led or Visitor Led?
In my research, it is clear that many of these questions are driven by school leaders’ perceptions of what we believe ‘external visitors’ want to see. Particularly when they arrive to quality assure the standards of education offered at a school. Many, if not all processes, are purely driven by ‘what we’ve always done’ rather than modelling what the research suggests.
Download this document at the foot of this post and simply respond with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ to each question.
You can download the resource in PDF format. This is a document I produced and shared at my ASCL Annual Conference workshop on Saturday 10th March 2018: Common Sense School Leadership. If you are feeling confident, why not hand a copy out to all teaching staff?