Leicester NUT Section of the NEU

9th October 2000

Beating Back Bureaucracy

Now, it couldn't be easier to cut down the stress of being a teacher! NUT and NAS/UWT are taking joint action to cut down on workload and stress. All members of NUT are being positively encouraged to refuse to undertake excessive workload. All you have to do is say NO! The union will back you. Schools that haven't already should arrange a joint NUT/NASUWT meeting to decide what action you both wish to take. Then inform the Head what has been decided. You might, for example decide that at 4.30, after the maximum of one hour, members will leave meetings. Listed below is the policy on workload.

No more than one meeting per week on average of not more than 60 minutes.
No morning briefings unless staff want them. Briefing time to be deducted from the maximum 1 hour.
No meetings at Lunchtime. This is not within Directed Time or 1265 hrs.
Parents evenings count as meetings.
Targets to be set only once each year. Targets to be reviewed once a year.
Lesson plans to be updated annually. Only one report per pupil each year.
Members should not be asked to write any documents of more than 400 words. This includes school reports.


Related articles

Is 'fair workload' becoming an oxymoron? (1st December 2017)
A Fair Workload Charter for Leicester (8th May 2017)
Reducing Teacher Workload (14th March 2017)
Report from Conference (15th April 2015)
NUT wins breakthrough on teacher workload (5th November 2014)
NUT National Executive Meeting, 11th November (4th December 2010)
Workload Campaign (7th July 2008)
Consultative Ballot on Workload (15th January 2007)
Workload - Taking the Campaign Forward (8th January 2007)
Workload Campaign - NUT National Ballot (4th December 2006)
New Survey on Workload (6th November 2006)
Workload Action at New College (7th March 2005)
Tackling Workload: Beating Back Bureaucracy 2004-2005 (1st November 2004)
NUT Negotiates With LEA On New Flexibilities and Banking Cover (10th September 2001)
Reclaim Your Life!! (6th November 2000)
Workload: Are You A Stakhovanite? (10th January 2000)