Recruitment, retention and middle leaders

Recruitment, retention and middle leaders

Why are schools finding that there is a shortage of middle leaders?

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? 

21 November 2016/Number of views (4276)/Comments (0)/
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Teacher Workload: The Elephant in the Room?

Teacher Workload: The Elephant in the Room?

A personal perspective from 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.

16 November 2016/Number of views (3972)/Comments (0)/
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NAHT Edge takes on the workload challenge

NAHT Edge takes on the workload challenge

Middle leaders juggle both classroom and leadership responsibilities

When we ask middle leaders what the single biggest challenge they face is, the answer is nearly always unanimous: time.

20 September 2016/Number of views (3364)/Comments (0)/
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 37)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 37)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

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.

25 August 2015/Number of views (3712)/Comments (0)/
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NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 26)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 26)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

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.

22 May 2015/Number of views (5583)/Comments (0)/
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What should I do if I’m absent on sick leave?

What should I do if I’m absent on sick leave?

This guide helps you to take some practical steps if you're absent from work on sick leave

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).

25 September 2014/Number of views (23860)/Comments (0)/
Safeguarding against stress in the workplace

Safeguarding against stress in the workplace

Stress related ill-health must be treated in the same way as ill-health due to physical symptoms

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.

25 September 2014/Number of views (9695)/Comments (0)/
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