London Metropolitan University Research Institutes
 

 

Workforce remodelling strategies and their impact on school standards

Funded by:

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Timescale:

July 2007 - September 2009

Aims of the study:

• to explore what National Agreement remodelling strategies schools were using and the processes that they had gone through in order to introduce them

• to establish the extent to which schools had followed the remodelling agenda in accordance with their contractual compliance obligations, WAMG guidance, and the remodelling change management process

• to identify the National Agreement implementation strategies and processes that schools believed had had the greatest impact on school standards in different types of schools, in particular looking at Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time, strategies for providing cover for absent teachers, leadership and management time and relieving teachers of invigilating external exams.

• to explore the relationship between the processes undertaken, the specific strategies used to achieve the contractual changes, and the perceived impact on standards.

Methodology

The research was conducted in four stages:

• a review of literature
• pre-survey interviews in schools
• surveys of headteachers, leadership team members, classroom teachers and support staff
• case studies of schools

Publications:

The Report and Research brief are available here:

Aspects of School Workforce Remodelling: Strategies used and impact on
workload and standards - Report
by Merryn Hutchings, Ken Seeds, Nick Coleman, Carrie Harding, Ayo Mansaray, Uvanney Maylor, Sarah Minty, and Emily Pickering

Aspects of School Workforce Remodelling: Strategies used and impact on
workload and standards - Research Brief
by Merryn Hutchings, Ken Seeds, Nick Coleman, Carrie Harding, Ayo Mansaray, Uvanney Maylor, Sarah Minty, and Emily Pickering

 

Project team:

Professor Merryn Hutchings (IPSE) (Project Leader)
Ken Seeds (BMRB)
Nick Coleman (BMRB)
Carrie Harding (BMRB)
Ayo Mansaray (IPSE)
Dr Uvanney Maylor (IPSE)
Sarah Minty (IPSE)
Emily Pickering(BMRB)

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