The DfE has today published advice, developed by Michael Green, for ITE providers to encourage and support them to take action to reduce workload.

The ‘Addressing teacher workload in initial teacher education (ITE)’ document from the Department for Education can be found here.


This information is for initial teacher education (ITE) providers.

It contains practical examples to help you reduce the workload of trainee teachers and their partnership schools, covering:

  • principles for ITE providers to help reduce workload
  • ensuring the content of ITE courses helps reduce workload
  • addressing the workload of trainees on professional placements and their schools
  • supporting the wider partnership to reduce workload
  • supporting trainees’ mental health and wellbeing

Further guidance is available on:


In collaboration with the University of Greenwich, the DfE Teacher Workload team is running two events titled ‘Addressing Workload in ITE’.

These events are specifically aimed at both University and School-led providers of Initial Teacher Education and will provide an opportunity to hear from the new Specialist Adviser for ITE at Ofsted, David Storrie, and to share practice, meet with other ITE colleagues, and engage with presenters across the education sector.

The dates of these events are as follows:

3 December 2018 – London, University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Campus
5 December 2018 – Sheffield Hallam University

For more information and to book please visit: https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/addressing-workload-in-ite/ 

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