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Teacher workload survey

CFE Research and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) are currently undertaking the Teacher Workload Survey on behalf of DfE. The overall objective of this research is to conduct a survey in spring 2016 which will be the first in a biennial series that will monitor teacher workload and working hours. These will be designed to work with the 5-yearly OECD TALIS survey and will address a representative, robust sample of teachers and headteachers in most phases and sectors of education (with the exception of independent schools, sixth form colleges and Pupil Referral Units). CFE recruited a representative sample of schools through which an online survey was disseminated to teachers with the support of key contacts within those schools.

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Key project contact

John Higton

John joined CFE in October 2014 and became a Research Director two years later. CFE’s research and evaluation studies concerning the economy and further education fall under John’s leadership, alongside CFE’s wider educational offer. John strongly contributes to teaching policies including evaluation financial incentive schemes targeting teacher recruitment and retention, and professional development activity across all educational phases. Higher education policy areas such as open access to research and impact analyses of nationally important data collections are also areas of research interest. John leads many of CFE’s market-sizing studies, research with employers and many of CFE’s behavioural insight projects.

Contact: john.higton@cfe.org.uk