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Managing Workload Pocketbook

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Managing Workload Pocketbook by  Will Thomas

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding profession. If there’s a downside, it’s the workload: not properly managed it can lead to stress and related problems. If you feel you could be using time better – working less and enjoying life more – then this book offers some useful tips, tools and strategies for work-life balancing. Sections on stress, attitudes and habits, time management and looking after yourself lead to a helpful workload evaluation tool at the end of the book. Drawing on the experiences of real teachers in real schools, you sense that Will Thomas understands the pressures and challenges peculiar to the job and his common sense approach is welcome.

Head of Departments Pocketbook

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Head of Department Pocketbook by Brin Best and Will Thomas

Brin Best and Will Thomas present a practical and informative guide for secondary school teachers aiming to manage their departments effectively. New, aspiring and existing heads of department will find the book offers practical tips and techniques and gives a helpful overview of the role identified by the National College for School Leadership as the ‘engine room of change’ within secondary schools. The central chapter, ‘Managing your Department’ looks at aspects of creative leadership, lesson observation, managing meetings, developing and recruiting people, managing stress, inspection, finance, health and safety. Other chapters cover effective documentation, maximising student achievement and raising the profile of your department. The self-evaluation framework at the end of the book is a useful, analytical tool for any middle manager looking to develop departmental practice.

Will Thomas – Director of Vision for Learning

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Will Thomas

Will Thomas

Will Thomas is a training consultant and performance coach. He is the director of Vision for Learning Ltd.He works with individuals and organisations to develop performance-enhancing solutions.

His career began in personnel management with Marks and Spencer Plc, and was followed by highly successful roles in teaching and educational leadership. He held a post as a respected head of science in a Worcestershire High School and led his team to impressive improvements in exam performance. He has acted as advisor to Worcestershire LEA and has extensive training and coaching experience with a wide range of clients in over 300 organisations. Read More