There are a lot of redundant processes in schools. We need to take a hard look at these and consider whether they are adding value to the core purpose of schools. We need to apply Greg McKeown’s ‘disciplined pursuit of less’ in order to create the time and space to do deep, satisfying work on the curriculum.
This means that there will be some hard choices and recognise that if we cannot do everything, we need to move to a space which acknowledges there will be trade offs.
This is more than a workload issue, it is about focusing our efforts on the most important agenda item in schools today – the development of an ambitious curriculum for every child, in every school.