Whitley Bay High School Teaching Alliance

The DfE North East ‘Reducing Teacher Workload’ conference will be on Friday 29th June at WBHS.


Whitley Bay High School is delighted to be hosting the North East DfE conference on 'Reducing Teacher Workload'. The conference is on Friday 29th of June and sign up registration can be accessed via the link below:

Whitley Bay High School has recently published a report on ‘Reducing teacher workload’ in conjunction with the DfE. This can be accessed via the link below:

Whitley Bay High School Report

Our project focused on the concept of ‘shared planning’ and demonstrated that we can reduce the time teachers spend planning, but maintain and even improve standards. Our project has received national recognition and was mentioned by The Education Secretary of State Damian Hinds in a speech at the ASCL conference on the 10th March 2018. This can be accessed here: Damian Hinds Speech

Our findings demonstrated that:

  • 95% of our staff believed the quality of lessons had improved as a result of shared planning.
  • 85% believed shared planning had reduced workload.

More information including the DfE ‘Workload Review Reports’ on Marking, Planning and Data Management, is available by following the link: DfE Reducing Workload Webpage

Our work has also been published in SecEd which is available here: SecEd Article

Reducing Teacher Workload Conferences:

Whitley Bay High School has presented the findings of our report during National DfE conferences in Birmingham, London and Sheffield and received some excellent feedback regarding our practice. One quote includes:

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for running such a successful workshop yesterday. Your explanation of your project, its findings and practical ideas schools could adapt and use to reduce workload was spectacular and was very much appreciated.'

Get in touch

We also are available to help your leadership reduce workload and improve standards. If you would like us to consult you on any CPD programme, contact us via the link below.

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