This Government is determined to reduce bureaucracy so that schools can get on with their core business of teaching and learning. We want to put an end to the reams of paperwork and unnecessary burdens piled on to teachers and schools. We’re going to place greater trust in professionals to give teachers more freedom to decide how to teach.
This section contains information on the ongoing programme of work to reduce burdens on schools. It will be updated as more information is available.
Some corrections to common misconceptions about a number of areas affecting schools.
Multi-page article 27 February 2014
Information about the policies and other documents that governing bodies and proprietors are required to have by law.
General article 25 February 2014
These implementation timelines for schools and colleges make clear when mandatory requirements are coming into force and include other important information to help school leaders and teachers plan for the year ahead.
Multi-page article 30 January 2014