This episode sees us try to tackle workload head on, and inevitably only scratch the surface of what is an enormous issue in teaching. For many teachers, the idea of a work-life balance will seem a laughable pipe dream, which is something that needs to change. Paul and Will reflect on ways in which this might start to happen on an individual-teacher basis, while also offering some thoughts on where the issues stem from.
Whether you are an NQT who is worried about what lies ahead of you, or a member of SLT who wants to think more about how to address workload in the school, we hope this is a useful starting point on an issue we will definitely be coming back to!
This episode sees Paul and Will take on behaviour management (for probably the first of many times!). From looking at what the role of senior leaders should be in shaping policies and supporting staff, through to the advice we would give to teachers who are just setting out, we try to talk through how our own experiences have shaped our current approach.
Trying to do as large a topic as behaviour management justice in 40 minutes is no easy task, and so we hope you enjoy this starting point for the conversation.