Hi, hopefully someone out there can offer some words of advice. My girlfriend is in her NQT year having completed her PGCE last year. Although her specialism is in resistant materials, her post is combined and she's teaching all of the strands of Design Technology (food, textiles, etc etc). She teaches years 7-10, which means that she has approx 350 students that she teaches in total. She's really struggling with handling the workload of teaching all the strands. All the way through her PGCE she lived off the buzz of teaching despite the assignments etc, but the workload now has taken the enjoyment out of it. I'm a primary school teacher so i know the pressures, but also how important it is to be excited by teaching and learning, so it frustrates me that the extra admin and workload is taking that away from her. Is this type of post common? (everyone else apart from 1 other in her department teaches no more than 2 strands). Can anyone suggest any working practices or advice that might help? Thank you.