Reducing Teacher Workload Events in May

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The DfE Teacher Workload and Impact on Schools Team, in collaboration with school leaders, are holding two national interactive events to showcase work that is currently being done in schools to effectively reduce teacher workload. Each event will start with a presentation from Sean Harford, National Director, Education, Ofsted, on ‘School Workload and the Education Inspection Framework 2019’ and other keynote speeches. These will be followed by the opportunity for delegates to participate in workshops run by serving teachers and leaders linked to their work on workload reduction and the DfE toolkit. These follow successful events held last academic year but this time will feature new work and schools.

The events are aimed at members of senior leadership teams from all types of schools and for them to invite the Chair/a member of their governing board due to the strategic link between workload and recruitment and retention. There will be specific workshops for governors.
There is no charge for the events which are in Central London on Friday 17 May and in Manchester on Thursday 23 May.
Information is available here: and further details about the workshops will be posted on this site after the Easter holidays.

Maths Hub - Teaching for Mastery Applications 2019/20

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Round 2 applications - Teaching for Mastery Primary Schools for 2019/20

After a successful round one of Primary Teaching for Mastery applications, round two is now open.   The closing date for this second round of applications is Monday 10 June 2019.

Please click HERE to watch a short video about the positive impact Teaching for Mastery could have on your school.

Attached you will find further details of the programme and a link to the online application form.  This information is also accessible through the Jurassic Maths website:

Please submit an online application form before the 10 June 2019, early applications are encouraged.  Please do share this email widely with your primary colleagues.  

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Programme - 2019/20

The application window for Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups is now open.   The benefits to the participating schools are detailed below:

"The Work Groups provide an opportunity for your school to engage in high-quality, sustained, collaborative professional development and participate in an important national project. The aim of these groups is to support participating teachers in developing teaching for mastery in their own classroom and across their department and to support the setting up of Teacher Research Groups (TRGs) in the participant schools. (Teacher Research Groups will comprise several or all members of the mathematics department and will typically explore aspects of pedagogy to determine what works well for them). As this Work Group is still in a development phase, it will also be important to learn lessons about the design and planning of TRG activities so that the processes can be refined for future use."

An expression of interest form and further information on the programme can be found on the NCETM Website.  Please share this with your secondary colleagues.