The SecEd Podcast: Reducing teacher workload in schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

In this episode, our experts discuss workload and work/life balance in schools, looking at the major threats to teachers' wellbeing and practical solutions for schools

In this episode, Matt Bromley talks to headteacher Phil Denton, head of English Chloe Testa, and education trainer Peter Radford about teacher workload.

They discuss the impact burn-out can have on teachers' wellbeing, as well as the consequences of low teacher retention and explore possible solutions.

The conversation also touches upon the importance of school culture, explaining that often it’s the nature of the work teachers are asked to do that causes anxiety.

Our guests argue that teachers should be afforded autonomy when it comes to planning and assessment. They discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on workload and what schools might learn about flexible working.

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For details about The SecEd Podcast, or to suggest future topics, email editor Pete Henshaw at editor@sec-ed.co.uk



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