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New application window open for Warwickshire Fair Workload Charter

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Warwickshire schools were invited last year to participate in the Fair Workload Charter Survey which recognises the positive work undertaken in managing teacher workload.

We are pleased to let you know that the opportunity for applying for the Fair Workload Charter has now re-opened for January 2020 and schools interested in participating are invited to email fairworkloadcharter@warwickshire.gov.uk at the earliest opportunity.

The charter status will last for 24 months from the date awarded.

This initiative was developed by a working party in partnership with headteachers, WCC and the teacher trade unions to allow schools to enable their teaching staff to comment on the following workload areas:

  • general working conditions
  • planning and marking expectations
  • data collection and communications
  • school policies and access to training

Based on the results of the above survey, schools reaching a 90% threshold will be awarded the Fair Workload Charter status. This is a kite mark that can be used in recruitment materials and general communication and promotion of the school. Given the national focus on the effects the management of workload is having on schools and staff sickness absence and turnover, this could be a very powerful recruitment and retention tool for your school or academy trust to use to tackle these challenging issues.

There is a nominal subscription cost to cover administration and the materials of £50 per school.  You will receive detailed feedback after submitting your survey results in order to allow you to action plan accordingly to address those areas which may have prevented you receiving the award upon first attempt.

More information is available (including the survey questions used) at the following link to Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any queries please contact fairworkloadcharter@warwickshire.gov.uk


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