A new online application launched today by the EIS will provide teachers with a simple and easy-to-use method of keeping a track of their own workload. The online Workload Calculator has been developed as part of the ongoing EIS Workload Campaign Make …

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A new online application launched today by the EIS will provide teachers with a simple and easy-to-use method of keeping a track of their own workload.

The online Workload Calculator has been developed as part of the ongoing EIS Workload Campaign Make Time for Teaching. The campaign was launched last year in response to growing concerns over heavy teacher workload and excessive and unnecessary bureaucracy. The new online app, developed in response to a resolution at this year’s EIS AGM, will allow EIS members simply to gather data on their own working hours and workload demands.

EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:”Excessive workload is a problem for teachers at all stages and in all parts of Scotland. The EIS Workload Campaign, launched last year, has already delivered some progress in tackling teacher workload, including the establishment of the CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy which was launched by Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell at last year’s EIS AGM. Some schools have already utilised the Group’s report to help address workload concerns.

“However, it is clear that much more needs to be done to cut excessive bureaucracy and to reduce teacher workload. The launch of the new EIS online Workload App will provide teachers with an additional helpful tool which will allow them to simply track, and thereby help to manage, their own workload. It will allow a clear indication of the true level of workload demands that teachers face, and provide local EIS branches with a firm evidence base when negotiating on school Working Time Agreements. The App will also assist individual teachers in planning and managing their own working day.”


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