Name: Anna Steele
Twitter name: @AnnaSte06637523
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Assistant Headteacher
What is your advice about? Workload management
1: Make a list, but don’t expect to achieve everything: it’s okay for some things to roll over. But the process of crossing off is rewarding.
2: Plan when you’re taking assessments/ large essays in: stagger your year groups so you’re only dealing with one pile at a time.
3: Don’t avoid marking – it’ll just grow. Attack it head on armed with stickers for quick praise and success criteria that you can tick or highlight.
4: Split marking of large classes into piles of tens or fives to make it seem like you’re achieving something and the pile is in fact going down!
5: Don’t underestimate the small jobs you can achieve in mini time slots: calling / emailing a parent, creating a homework resource, marking 5 books…