New curriculum fund vows to reduce lesson planning time for teachers

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Schools Standards Minister, Nick Gibb has launched a £7.7 million fund to provide teachers with high-quality lesson plans and resources in a bid to cut unnecessary workloads

The initiative is the latest step by the Department of Education to meet the Government’s commitment to provide schools with effective tools and resources. This will allow teachers to focus on what matters most – teaching their students.

The first phase of the curriculum fund will provide government grants to help teachers share their resources with other schools to save creating lesson plans from scratch. 

The fund follows recent research from the Department of Education, which discovered that many teachers would prefer access to practical resources to create innovative and beneficial lessons for their students.

Commenting on the curriculum fund, Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: “Having easy access to high quality curriculum resources will not just save teachers time, it will make it easier for them to deliver knowledge-rich and engaging lessons that help young people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need.

“This fund will help great schools share resources that they know are effective. This will help to spread excellent teaching practices and continue the drive to raise standards in our schools.”

Since the curriculum’s inception in January, the Department for Education has worked closely with teachers and experts from across the teaching profession to understand how lessons are planned using resources and textbooks.

In recent months, Education Secretary, Damian Hinds has promised to support the teaching profession and continues to work with teaching unions and Ofsted to reduce the cumbersome workload in schools.

From today (26th July) schools can apply for grant funding to share their resources.


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