Workload Statement – Updated September 2023

Workload CategoryWhat has already happened since September 2019
Data Management– Two data collections a year per year group – No written reports 
– Comment bank statements to reduce time completing reports
– At pinch points staff able to request cover or work from home to meet deadlines – Data Analysed centrally and Middle Leaders given access to it to support their SWOT analysis – All data available on our MIS (Arbor) and our chosen Data Management solution (ALPS) – Pastoral Data available through Power-Bi so no analysis required
Feedback & Marking– No marking of classwork or notes across KS3 – KS5
– Giving feedback to two pieces of work per ½ term, this can be electronic also
– Use of technology and applications to allow automated marking and feedback to students – Introduce the use of verbal Feedback through the use of Technology – All Home Study is auto marked through the use of online platforms
Curriculum Planning and Resources– Timetabled department meeting period to allow for more collaboration and shared planning
– Academy has invested heavily in online resources to help planning and access to pre-prepared resources
– No need to write or produce individual lesson plans – Form tutors no longer required to plan and deliver PSHE
Behaviour Management– SLT, ELT and pastoral staff available to support staff with Patrol calls
– Implementation of Arbor has made it easier to record and track behaviour/rewards and in one platform – All afterschool detentions are centralised and administered by SLT and Pastoral Staff
Communication– Use of Staff Zone and TEAMs to ensure sharing of information without colleagues without relying on emails – Staff Zone acts as a repository for all key information and guidance – No expectation to respond to emails/messages in the evening or weekends
– Morning briefings all on TEAMs
Use of Directed Time and CPD– Eight development days a year, some of which will be work at home days at the end of the academic – The removal of disaggregated training/CPD – No longer use allocated cover – More use of online and accredited training which can be completed at home – All afterschool sessions placed on either a Monday or Wednesday for training and whole school events – Where possible only one afterschool session a week – After consultation Monday PLC structure now allows for a 1/3 of sessions as Universal and in person, 1/3 indicated which can be carried out onsite or at home, and 1/3 selected to be used in departments and onsite
– Yearly publication of 1265 Directed Time Calendar – All ‘trapped time’ accounted for
– All staff entitled to 3 wellbeing days a year or 6 ½ days – Personal circumstances always considered to give as much flexibility as possible

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