Taking Control; Dealing with the Workload


James Theobold’s blog last week gave me the proverbial kick up the arse that I needed to write a blog that I’ve been brewing for some time. Teacher workload is constantly in the news and the pressures and stresses that the job creates are the single factor that causes teachers to visit the doctor and get signed off with stress for a few weeks. It is notoriously easy for a teacher to get signed off with stress; the common belief is that you tell a doctor that you’re a teacher and you’re struggling and the doctor signs the slip without another word. James’ post explores how we get to the point where we just have so much to juggle that we can’t cope, and comes to the conclusion that it’s the lack of joined up thinking and strategy that causes our workloads to spiral; we have so many individuals asking…

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About Andrew Warner

Mostly English teacher, AHT (T&L/literacy/CPD) & bibliophile. Irregular examiner, MTBer, armchair anthropologist & bassist. Fascinated by language & behaviour.

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