Podcast 123: Great Teaching, Workload and Research


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Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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How do schools consider teacher workload in a sensible way?

Our 123rd interview is with Jennifer Webb, a teacher for 13 years and current assistant principal for teaching and learning at a school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Listen to the podcast (48 minutes)

In this podcast, listen to Jennifer and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • The pillars of her school’s cultureJennifer Webb
  • The importance of leadership and adhering to a consistent vision
  • Embracing who you are and school being a safe place for that
  • Jennifer’s journey in school leadership 
  • How research-informed schools manifest research in their daily practice
  • Staff collaboration and complementary skill sets  
  • Making workload a factor in all school decisions
  • Being true to yourself in leadership situations
  • Jennifer’s writing and the motivations behind her books and,
  • Writing about metacognition.

Watch the conversation


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