In recent years the breadth of tasks that both Deputy Heads and Assistant Heads complete has greatly increased. In the course of week a senior leader may have to interview new staff, observe current teaching staff, line-manage middle leaders and plan the options choices for a year group. Senior Leaders need to develop both their skills and knowledge to tackle these challenges and know in practical terms how to complete certain projects and tasks.
The Senior Leader’s Yearbook is about tasks, processes and simply about knowing what you should be doing as a senior leader, when, and why. Via term by term task lists it takes senior leaders through the various projects they will need to undertake telling them what they need to do and how they can develop the processes in a school to achieve it.
It guides the reader through each half term and offers advice, step by step tasks, checklists and resources that help school leaders in a practical way during each week of the year.