How to make sure your teachers don't burn out
Demands on staff can quickly pile up as well-meaning initiatives trickle down from the SLT. It’s up to middle leaders to manage expectations and keep their team’s workloads in check, writes Edward Sealy
In my first year as head of department, I made many mistakes. Most of these were harmless, and while I might look back on some of them and cringe, I’m certainly not losing sleep over them. Yet there is one mistake that I’m determined never to commit again: failing to protect my team from the stresses of the job.
Across the country, teachers face ever-increasing workload pressures and we are haemorrhaging talented teachers from the profession. According to a survey conducted earlier this year by the NEU teaching union, more than a third of teachers said they were “confident” they would not ...