The NUT has campaigned tirelessly over the years to reduce workload, establish limits to working time and improve work-life balance for teachers in schools and in sixth form colleges. It is against the background of continuing concerns over workload and the NUT’s campaign to reduce workload that the NUT is issuing this guidance to its members in sixth form colleges.
This guidance sets out long-standing NUT policy and practice with regard to sixth form college teachers’ workload and working time. The NUT is ready to offer full support to sixth form college teachers in situations where working practices in colleges are not in accordance with these guidelines.
Should discussionswith college principals not result in satisfactory outcomes, NUT members and college representatives should seek support from the NUT division secretary. Where further approaches fail to secure satisfactory resolution of those areas of the greatest concern in colleges, the NUT is willing to support members including through ballots for industrial action up to and including strike action.