In the short term a dedicated middle leader can make sacrifices, willing to take on more because they are not only ambitious for themselves but committed to high quality education for pupils within their school. But is this sustainable asks Lara Ginn?
Teacher workload is among one of the greatest issues schools face nowadays. Over recent years this has become a source of wide scale discussion within the profession and in the media. The government has, through recent independent reviews, endeavoured to identify some of the primary factors causing the heavy workload faced by teaching staff and means by which all stakeholders can redress this.
When we ask middle leaders what the single biggest challenge they face is, the answer is nearly always unanimous: time.
In this issue of your news round-up we look at guidance on stress related ill-health, a leap in the number of students working while at university and how parents aren't always able to provide the answers to their children's questions.
In this issue we look at the latest guidance on parents’ entitlement to information about their child’s education, exam stress and partially deaf children falling behind in mainstream school.
Under your school’s or employer’s sickness absence policy there will probably be a section setting out the role and responsibilities of the employer and the employee (and possibly, other parties).
Your employer has a legal duty to ensure you, or your colleagues, are not placed at risk through excessive and sustained levels of stress arising from the way work is organised or the way people deal with each other and their work.
It feels great to be told we are brilliant, and it makes us more successful.
As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.
Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.
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