This document provides practical guidelines which could be used by NUT school representatives to press for the development of a whole-school policy on planning. It also summarises the national requirements and guidance relating to lesson plans.
The ballot of members in the autumn of 2006 showed overwhelming support for the NUT’s workload guidelines. The guidelines document ‘Teachers’ Workload and Working Time Policy’ was sent to all NUT representatives before the ballot and a summary document was sent to the home addresses of members.
The guidance for head teachers is aimed at helping head teachers to provide a healthy work environment. It includes:
• information on the role of the head teacher;
• advice on addressing the stigma of mental health conditions;
• practical guidance on undertaking stress audits; and
• advice on how to support staff who do become unwell.