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Teachers share tips for managing workload in new BBC Teach film

4th December 2019

In this new film teachers share how they manage their workload better to free up time. 

We have been working with BBC Teach on a series of films to highlight the experiences of teachers in the classroom and we know workload is a big issue. Our new Teacher Wellbeing Index report reveals that 71% of education professionals cite workload at the main reason for considering leaving their job. 

To help others struggling with workload, we asked teachers how they effectively managing their time. 

Executive Principal George McMillan went about making dramatic changes to benefit teachers, taking the pressure off exam results and making sure staff were leaving the school by 5:30pm.

For English teacher Zoe Egan, the pressure at her previous school to always be marking books made her ill. After moving schools she began feeding back to students instead of marking every book. 

Primary school teacher Charlie Claridge struggled initially with his time management, so he adopted a new approach to lesson planning. 

Here’s a short extract from the film – to see more, go to bbc.co.uk/teach 

This new film, part of the BBC Teach support resources, follows on from the recent confessions film where teachers share their experiences of coping with high workloads and a culture of presenteeism in education

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