On the one hand, Ofsted and the DfE say that reducing workload is a priority. On the other hand, I’ve just found this little gem from a very recent Ofsted report. “Additional lessons take place after school, in social time and in the school holidays. Teachers give pupils every chance to learn and achieve well.” Then they go on to judge pupil outcomes as RI. How can schools help reduce workload with such contradictory messages being issued by the big O? Other Heads may read that report and think that it’s necessary to get staff to do the same as “that’s what Ofsted like/want/demand/insert other verb here” I despair.