Questions Ofsted inspectors should ask about teacher workload

The extent to which leaders effectively consider workload and well-being is an increasing focus for Ofsted when conducting inspections. In an article published in the Tes recently, Yvonne Williams, a long serving practitioner, outlines five questions that Ofsted inspectors should be asking leaders during inspections. The questions encourage leaders to undertake a well- rounded analysis of how workload is monitored and how the needs of both teachers and pupils are met. 
 
Findings contained in both the Teacher Workload survey and Ofsted Annual Report show that workload is still too high and teacher satisfaction is low. The latest release of school inspection reports indicates the emphasis that Ofsted are placing on the efforts that leaders are making towards improving and monitoring teacher workload, well-being and professional development.