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- Education Professionals
In this programme Miranda Krestovnikoff seeks out some time-saving ideas for primary NQT Vicky Anyan, who is struggling to find time to organise her wedding.
First, Miranda visits a headteacher in Lancashire who is renowned for shooing his staff off site at 5pm to ensure they have a good work-life balance. He advises plenty of sleep and exercise, and working smarter not harder.
Next, she meets supermum of seven Jacqui Jackson, who, in addition to looking after her children, is studying for a PhD. She stresses the importance of knowing your own personality and avoiding setting yourself tasks that are out of character.
Lastly, Miranda visits Hazel Bennett, author of The Ultimate Teachers' Handbook. She explains that whilst Vicky's regime is common amongst teachers in their first year, it is unsustainable.
Her advice is for Vicky to give herself a cut-off point in the day and to prioritise carefully. Will this advice give Vicky the time to make her special day run smoothly?
Part of the series: They Didn't Teach Me That