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Impington Village College to help Department for Education update toolkit to ease teacher workloads

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Impington Village College is to represent the East of England and North East London regions on a national project run by the Department for Education (DfE) that is designed to provide tools to ease the workload on teachers.

Ryan Kelsall, deputy CEO of The Learning Alliance (42968628)
Ryan Kelsall, deputy CEO of The Learning Alliance (42968628)

The ‘System Leaders - Workload Reduction Toolkit Refresh’ project will be completed during the summer term and the toolkit will be published in autumn. It is being updated to include new practices adopted in schools during Covid-19.

Impington Village College will work with schools in the regions to source content and will hold focus groups to inform the toolkit.

Principal Victoria Hearn said: “The wonderful thing about the workload toolkit is that it is produced by, and has input from, school leaders, teachers and experts in the education sector, as well as the DfE.

“It is a truly collaborative project and I am so proud that we are able to represent schools across two regions, ensuring that the updated toolkit is a true reflection of what works well to ease workload pressures.

“Through our status as the Flexible Working Ambassador School in the East of England and North-East London regions, we will also be able to share key insights from the schools that we are supporting in order to inspire other schools to do the same. I am looking forward to getting started!”

The toolkit will be accessible through the government website and will help schools identify and address workload issues in schools, such as feedback and marking, and evaluate the impact of workload reduction measures.

The project will be led by Ryan Kelsall, who was principal of Impington Village College from 2016-20 and is now deputy CEO of the Eastern Learning Alliance.

If your school is interested in taking part in one of the focus groups, contact Sarah McGill at smcgill@tmet.org.uk and register your interest before June 7, 2021.

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