Materials to help leaders and teachers review tasks associated with communications in schools, so they can reduce workload.

Documents

1. Communications: Reducing workload workshop

MS Powerpoint Presentation, 110KB

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2. Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop

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3. Practical tools: example of a school communications policy

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4. Practical tools: example of a school email protocol

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School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help streamline and manage their communications.

You can run the workshop as a whole school activity or in teams.

You can also adapt the practical tools for use in your own school.

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Ways to reduce workload in your school also includes a short section about streamlining and managing communications in your school or schools.

Our 3-stage guide to ‘Reducing workload in your school’ explains how to use the workload toolkit.

These materials are part of stage 2. Stage 1 contains tools to help you carry out a workload audit, and stage 3 contains tools to help schools evaluate the changes they’ve made after a workload review.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all of the staff in schools who have contributed their time to write and share the practical examples and case studies found on this page.

Published 21 July 2018
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Communications workshop' file and added 'Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop'.
  2. First published.