Managing Workload for NQT’s – from the macro to the micro


Target GroupNQTs


06 November 2018
Price: £ 216.00
Venue: Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Time: 8.30 registration for a 9am start
Cost of course £180 plus VAT


Workload is the greatest single reason why many teachers leave the profession. In order to have the greatest impact, workload management is an essential skill for any NQT to gain as early as possible.
This course will provide principles, strategies and resources for teachers to achieve this. It will address teacher effectiveness, efficiency and capacity.
Course Objectives:
  • Increase teacher effectiveness through 80/20 analysis
  • understand that time and attention are non-renewable resources
  • use technology effectively in the classroom to enhance learning and manage behaviour
  • develop effective behaviour strategies
  • understand the time management matrix
  • appreciate the impact of Successful Futures on the current educational model
  • create routines to optimise planning, preparation and assessment
  • use constraints for better decision making
  • discover and embrace their unique productivity style
  • to manage energy levels effectively
  • to develop stress-reducing routines and practices



Course Provider: Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis is an experienced teacher working for over ten years in both the Foundation Phase and Key Stage Two. He is the Senior Student Mentor at Tondu Primary School and has been supporting students for over five years. He has delivered talks to PGCE students at the University of Wales, Trinity St David (UWTSD) on managing workload, taking ideas from industry and entrepreneurship and applying them to an education context. Steve has a keen interest in IT, experimenting in flipped and blended learning at Key Stage Two. He is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and is the Lead Educator at Sony UK, running the Digital Competence Programme and supporting the Central South Consortium’s Learn to Code project. He is keen to develop children’s thinking skills and has considerable experience in this area, conducting action research to support the Making Thinking Visible project at UWTSD. He has shared his research at Thinking Schools International conferences in Cardiff and Swansea. He is a Critical Skills trained teacher and has developed effective project-based learning approaches across the Foundation Phase and Key Stage Two.

Steve is passionate about educating the whole child and utilising technology to have the greatest impact on children’s learning.