Measures are being taken by the government to cut the levels of bureaucracy associated with teaching jobs and free up more time for core education tasks.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has invited teachers to examine their working days and identify unnecessary tasks that could be scrapped, before submitting examples of these via the Workload Challenge page available on the Times Educational Supplement website.
A specialist panel of educators will scrutinise these ideas in the New Year and work on putting them into action with Ofsted, the teaching unions and other leading education stakeholders.
Mr Clegg said that teams are currently carrying out investigations at 30 schools to examine in detail what is happening on the ground.
The evidence they obtain will be used to identify best practice and develop tools to ensure every school can tackle unnecessary workloads while maintaining the highest standards of teaching and management.