Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Coping with the Work-Life Balance in Teaching

03 March 2015 | 19:30-21:00 | Lecture
The Coach House, School of Education

Why this topic?

Over the last few months the School have invested time in fielding the views of NQTs and RQTs on the impact their initial teacher training has had on their teaching.

One of the key findings has been that NQTs and RQTs find that workload poses a considerable challenge. Marking, lesson preparation, data analysis and meetings take up a great deal of time. Are there any strategies to help cope with this pressure?


Jonny Mitchell (Headteacher, Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury)

Jonny completed his PGCE at the School of Education in 1999 before going on to teach with distinction in a number of schools in North and West Yorkshire. He is a well known figure within and outwith education not least because of Educating Yorkshire, the fly-on-the-wall documentary covering a year in the life of Thornhill Community Academy, its pupils and staff. He was taken to the heart of the nation because of his outstanding leadership of a school with its fair share of challenging pupils, the empathetic approach he adopted to provide support to pupils and colleagues, his good humour and tireless energy.


Attendance at this event is free of charge, but it is necessary to register your interest. Please email Louise Williams no later than 23 February.

Refreshments will be provided.

Location Details

The Coach House
The School of Education
Hillary Place
University of Leeds

Hillary Place is number 70 on the campus map.

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