- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
£1.28m of new investment to help reduce unnecessary workload for teachers has been announced by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Thurs 14th Sept).
Mike said….. ‘This is great news for schools, pupils and teachers. It underlines the commitment of the Welsh Government to improving schools and reducing the burden on the teaching profession. Less burden on teachers means they can concentrate on what they do best – teaching the children!’
The funding will support the creation of new school business managers in eleven local authority areas.
The two year pilot will see groups of primary schools having a school business manager to provide dedicated support for head teachers and teachers so they can better focus on raising standards and the needs of pupils.
School business managers can help organise and run a range of non-teaching activity in a school, from finance, administration and procurement, freeing up head teachers and staff to focus on leadership and teaching.
The project is part of a range of Welsh Government actions to help address teachers’ concerns over their workload, including a new guide launched today on how teachers can reduce unnecessary activity, with advice on planning lessons, marking and assessing and collecting data.