School Remodelling is a national Government initiative aimed at raising standards and tackling workloads in schools. It arose in a context of rising concerns about workload and freeing teachers to teach and deliver an increasingly individualised curriculum. Remodelling is also about impacting on recruitment and retention and increasing the capacity of schools and their leaders to lead and manage change. Remodelling is about much more than compliance with the National Agreement. The National Agreement has been the driver for change and is simply the starting point in an evolutionary process.
The local authority is committed to supporting schools in embedding and sustaining the remodelling agenda. Guidance is available on this site on the key areas of the National Agreement and change management processes. In addition, there are a number of contacts available if you have any specific questions. You can also speak to your SIP or District Manager if you want to discuss any areas of embedding and sustaining of the National Agreement or remodelling.
The National Agreement was signed by government, employers and most of the school workforce unions in January 2003. It arose out of social partnership and the Workforce Agreement Monitoring Group (WAMG) is a collection of all the signatories to the agreement.
Since 2003, WAMG have continued to be at the centre of other school workforce reforms including revisions to the teacher’s pay structure, revisions to performance management and the new professional standards.
Local authorities are encourage to replicate the national body to create a local WAMG or local social partnership (LSP) to deal with workforce reform issues. Hampshire does this through regular consultation and discussion with Teachers Liaison Panel (which includes the NUT despite them not being a national signatory) and support staff unions).