Workload wake-up

14th April 2006 at 01:00
Gladeana McMahon's top tips

* Prioritise: use the A, B, C system to sort what must be done from what can wait. When your "A" tasks are under control, you'll feel much less stressed.

* Cut tasks into small chunks: don't make the mistake of waiting until you have time to complete that pile of paperwork. That's "all or nothing"

thinking. Do 15 minutes now, and come back later.

* Use your diary as a secretary: write one-week deadline reminders so you can see what is coming.

* Delegate: you can't do it all. Break down tasks according to what is needed from you, and what is needed from colleagues. What percentage of the task belongs to you?

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now