To be exhausted on 1st September is not good. It is not the teaching that most saps the energy, it is the meetings.
I remembered the words of a fax I got from a friend in the mid-1990s, in those days before we all had email.
“Are you lonely ?
Work on your own ?
Hate having to make decisions ?
Rather talk about it than do it ? Then why not
“HOLD A MEETING”
You can get to see other people
Sleep in peace. Offload decisions
Learn to write volumes of meaningless notes
Feel important and impress (or bore)
And all in work time !
The Practical Alternative to work”
A colleague in Northern Ireland used to have a plaque on the wall of the vestry of his church: “For God so loved the world, he did not send a committee”.