Last week the Department for Education released their research on teacher workload. With little fanfare, it noted that teachers were working on average over fifty hours a week. Let’s not get started on the loosely titled ‘holidays‘ (make certain to annoy any teacher within a five mile radius with a comment vaguely resembling: “but at least you have the holidays”). With a little calculation, I considered I had a career stretching ahead of me totalling something upward of 80,000 hours of my life. I love my job, but that statistic made me gulp. Staying energised and inspired will take work – staving off burnout and not fading away with exhaustion comes to mind!