'Significant workload burden’ – taskforce scraps performance-related pay

The Workload Reduction Taskforce has agreed 18 initial recommendations as part of its goal to reduce teachers’ working time by five hours a week, including an end to performance-related pay (PRP) and a new list of banned admin tasks.
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The system of PRP is to be replaced from September this year with “a less bureaucratic way to manage performance fairly and transparently”.

Meanwhile, the list of administrative tasks that teachers should not be carrying out is to be updated and reinserted into the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

There is also a revised “preamble” to this list, setting out three key tests for any admin task, beginning with: “Does it need to be done at all?”

The taskforce has drafted both the preamble and an updated list containing 23 such tasks (produced in full below). The previous list of 21 tasks was removed from the STPCD around 10 years ago.

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