By showing you what you can do to assess, manage, and reduce the time you spend on school work, this book will help you achieve a better work-life balance.

What Do We Know about Teacher Workload and Wellbeing?
What do we know about teacher workload and wellbeing?
  • Teacher workload
  • Wellbeing
  • Recruitment and retention

If, as the well-known education commentator Michael Fullan (2003) suggests, leadership is to this decade what standards based reform was to the 1990s, then staff workload and wellbeing – the subject of this book – can be seen as linking the two. It is now generally recognized that ‘people matter’ and, as we have argued elsewhere (Earley and Bubb, 2004), successful education reform and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning depend heavily on well-trained, developed and valued ‘human resources’. If schools are to continue to improve, then urgent and ongoing attention must be given by school leaders to their main resource ...

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