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Coping with Excessive Workload



This dramatised true story of a newly qualified teacher (NQT) who's overwhelmed by her work shows how to find the right balance between work and home, in this personal wellbeing video.

An NQT arrives at her first school keen to impress and eager to take on extra responsibility whenever she can. As a result, on most nights she finds herself staying at school well into the evening, which affects her mood in class and her relationship at home.

Her story highlights the importance of having the right mentor there to provide support. Our expert panel's advice for primary and secondary teachers includes finding time to reflect on what you've achieved each day, and recognising that success is not measured by the number of hours you spend on school premises or the amount of work you take home.

Published : Feb 2010

15 mins


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Primary Personal wellbeing

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