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teaching and learning Teacher Workload Pedagogy
05 Feb 2020

What is Pedagogy? An Introduction to Learning Theories

Pedagogy, pronounced ‘ped-a-godge-ee’ (yes, we had to google that), is a term whose definition is regularly contested. Wedged somewhere between ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

emails Teacher Workload
15 Jan 2020

Email Etiquette that Will Save Your School Time

It’s a familiar routine for most - sitting down after a full day of teaching to an overflowing email inbox and working through the bottomless ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

time management Teacher Workload
28 Nov 2019

How to Manage Time - A Teacher's Guide

The clock strikes 12 and you’re still sat at the kitchen table, eyes wearily bouncing from exercise book to mark scheme. Any promise of an early ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Ofsted lesson plans Teacher Workload Data Management
23 Oct 2019

3 Workload Increasing Myths About Ofsted

For teachers and SLT alike, Ofsted inspections are stressful. It’s hard to keep up with ever-changing guidelines ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Teacher Workload Behaviour Management
16 Oct 2019

How to Reduce Behavioural Workload

Behaviour has a huge impact on teacher wellbeing. Over a quarter of teachers’ mental health issues are caused by student behaviour, forcing 70% ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

communication home-school communication Teacher Workload
11 Oct 2019

How to Create a Good School Communication Policy

Almost every school has a communication policy, but despite constantly evolving technology, they are notoriously slow to keep their policy ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

lesson plans time saving Student Engagement Teacher Workload
03 Oct 2019

What is Lesson Sequencing and How Can it Save You Time?

Lesson planning is a crucial part of PPA (Planning Preparation and Assessment), it can be the difference between a successful lesson and a ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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01 Oct 2019 | Read time 12 mins

The Complete Guide to Reducing Teacher Workload

Teacher workload has long been a cause for concern. The teaching crisis has consistently ranked workload as one of the main reasons that ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Reducing Workload Teacher Workload Data Management
23 Sep 2019

6 Steps to Managing School Data Efficiently

Data poses a unique problem for schools. On the one hand, data is now easier than ever to collect and gives useful insights into student ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Feedback marking Education Technology Teacher Workload
17 Sep 2019

Mark Less, Mark Smarter - A Guide to Efficient Marking

Almost ¾ of teachers report spending too much time on marking and feedback in their workweek. It is cited as one of the biggest strains on ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

marking planning Teacher Workload Data Management
10 Sep 2019

The 3 Worst Offenders for Adding to Teacher Workload

The working environment in schools is becoming increasingly bureaucratic. Working hours are already high for teachers, the last thing they need ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

workload Reducing Workload Teacher Workload
05 Sep 2019

The State of the UK's Teacher Workload Crisis -

The UK is in the midst of a crisis. Work related stress accounts for almost half of all sick leave, with 12.5 million working days lost to the ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Blog teaching crisis Teacher Workload Teacher Retention Teacher Wellbeing
12 Oct 2017

How to Tackle the Teaching Crisis

The teaching crisis is ongoing, and despite the fact we’re all fully aware of the ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teacher Workload
28 Jun 2017

What Can We Do to Reduce Teacher Workload?

It’s a question that’s plagued schools around the country for years and in light of the recent teaching crisis it’s resurfaced and is back to ...

Author: Bethany Spencer