Reducing Teacher Workloads
Supporting the teacher workload challenge:
Back in October 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) launched their workload challenge campaign aimed at finding new ways to reduce unnecessary workload for teachers. The report highlighted three big areas which teachers felt were responsible for taking up the majority of their time – marking, planning and data management.
At Educater, we also highlighted teacher workloads as a major issue in the education industry which is why our modules focus on making primary school teachers' lives easier and stopping 'The School Struggle Cycle' illustrated right.
Educater’s primary school planning and assessment tracker Assessment is a system that can support teachers and school leaders in managing their workloads more effectively.
As Assessment is an online-based primary assessment tracking system, teachers and school leaders are able to log in to the system securely from anywhere, at any time, allowing them to record in real time. Teachers are able to make judgements against each statement descriptor, which allows them to make both summative and formative assessments.
The educational assessment tracking software enables teachers to record assessment information quickly and has a straight bearing on the judgements they make about their pupils’ learning. As it enables leaders to analyse attainment and progress efficiently, it helps teachers to understand the needs of their school and report to others. One of the biggest benefits of Assessment is that it relieves teachers from a large volume of paperwork, allowing their time to be better spent teaching their pupils in the classroom.
Other ways Educater can reduce teacher workloads:
EHCP and IEP Management
Educater's SEND module dramatically reduces the workload for SENCos and support staff by improving communication between families and professionals. SEND provides a quick turnaround resulting in more effective learning and helps education, health and care teams meet the statutory 20-week time frame. SEND ensures that the outcome is progressive for the pupil who is placed at the heart of the EHCP or IEP.
Online School Evaluation Forms
Educater SEFonline guides school leaders through an online school evaluation process based on key performance indicators. Once a school has been through the interactive tool, which only takes a few hours to complete, they can download a professional self-evaluation document, which is 10 pages long
School Report Writing
Teachers are able complete their school report writing quickly by choosing from a selection of pre-determined statements or they can add their own. School leaders are then able to approve or unapproved their teachers' entries with a click of a button.