Welcome to Lightening the Load. These pages provide some help and guidance to fellow teachers. Drawing on lengthy experience in teaching, school leadership, inspection, teacher training and consultancy, the purpose is, as the name suggests, to lighten the load of classroom teachers. Upcoming posts will simply address key issues of effective teaching by offering thoughts and advice that may be of help to those colleagues who are not quite so far along the road. Comments are welcome, questions will be answered, thoughtless remarks will be ignored.