New DfE Wellbeing and Workload Reduction Toolkit

Practical resources for school leaders and teachers to help reduce workload, produced by school leaders, teachers and other sector experts together with DfE.

How to use the toolkit

The resources in this toolkit have been produced by school leaders, teachers and other sector experts in conjunction with the Department for Education (DfE), and have been tested with a range of @schools across England.

Wellbeing and workload

For resources to help with wellbeing and workload, download the zip file using the link below, which contains examples of:

  • establishing a school wellbeing committee
  • a workload and wellbeing action plan
  • how to establish a school workload group
  • a programme of work to tackle workload and improve wellbeing
  • a whole school approach to wellbeing
  • an academy trust workload agreement
  • 2 examples of staff wellbeing policies
  • an example staff wellbeing statement

You can choose the resources that you wish to use and adapt them for your school context.

There are some great examples from schools across the country including those from the Well School Community!

This is a great example of school-led practice designed for other schools to share and adapt for their own delivery:

01 How to use the resources in this zip folder.docx (67.0 KB)
02 Example of establishing a wellbeing committee.docx (69.7 KB)
03 Example workload and wellbeing action plan.docx (70.9 KB)
04 Example of establishing a school workload group.docx (70.7 KB)
05 Example programme of work to tackle workload and improve wellbeing.docx (70.8 KB)
06 Example whole school approach to wellbeing.docx (71.6 KB)
07 Example academy trust workload agreement.docx (169.7 KB)
08 Practical tool - example staff wellbeing policy_Bedford.docx (74.7 KB)
09 Practical tool - example staff wellbeing policy_Pingle.docx (75.9 KB)
10 Practical tool - example staff wellbeing statement.docx (42.7 KB)

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