Time is a strictly limited resource – we all have 168 hours in a week. The fact that some people seem to manage to get things done and have time to relax is not down to how they manage their time – it is down to how they manage themselves, argues Steve Mynard

Mike Munro Turner summarises the STOP technique for time management

Most schools have not kept up with what management information systems can do for them, says education writer and former headteacher Gerald Haigh. Here he illustrates how they can make more of equipment they already have in school.

Improving your time management skills means being aware of the things that eat into your time and prevent you getting on with the important and urgent tasks.

Do you feel as though you’re spending most of your time in meetings and not necessarily achieving anything? If so, you’re not alone.

How can each of us re-ignite the flames of inspiration in our teams and ourselves and while we achieve great things, get the chance to live a little too? Lynne Copp looks at the challenge

“During a simple 10 minute walk, it is amazing how ideas can be generated, solutions explored and areas discussed openly, effectively and with a great use of time that invigorates the body and mind”.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a reputation for organising and running meetings that were engaging, fun, productive, and used the talents of the people in the team? Maybe you do already…

Tips to run more efficient and effective meetings.

Speed-reading is not going to change your life, but it will help to ease the conflicts of time in your day-to-day school life, writes Clare Forrest

Important: Before you begin to read this article, make a note of the time you begin and note it again when you finish.

From 1 September all teachers with timetabled teaching commitments became entitled to PPA time (eg 2.5 hours, or half a day a week for many primary teachers).

If you are disorganised your colleagues will think you’re less effective, even if you aren’t. Unfair but true. Prioritised lists and well-planned lessons disperse the illusion of chaos, but what else can you do?

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