68% of teaching staff said their workload was not manageable in a recent survey conducted by TES. Dr Joana Cardim-Dias, Senior Researcher at the Education Policy Institute discusses recent research, highlighting practical insights where schools can support staff to prevent them from being overwhelmed with the workload.
Marking and data collection is a major source of concern and stress for teachers Some schools are now looking at innovative marking techniques to reduce the workload of their teaching staff. We heard from Kate Owbridge, Executive Headteacher at Ashdown Primary School on the school’s switch from marking to responsive teaching.
The pandemic has posed a significant mental health challenge to teachers and educational staff. We heard from Sinéad McBrearty of Education Support who shared ways that schools can implement comprehensive wellbeing strategies that support their workforce.