Time saving tips on how to deal with absences from school In today’s hectic school life it can be very difficult to step back, take a deep breath and see where you could be saving time. This series of Time Savers Shorts sees experienced teacher Jo Parry return to the screen with bite-sized chunks of advice based on her own experiences as a busy teacher and manager. Like all teachers, Jo has experienced playing catch-up when a student comes into the lesson late. She gives us ideas on how to make the most of this, and systems for minimising time spent trying to find the work absent students have missed. Teacher Debs tells us to use draft letters when granting permission for student absence. Jo also chats to new dad and drama teacher Les who has been absent recently on paternity leave. Les tells us how he keeps his students motivated, up-to-date and on target whilst he is away from school.