As a school middle leader, managing your workload alongside your leadership commitments can be a daunting task. Paul K Ainsworth offers his insight on the school year and how best to manage your duties. The downloadable checklist offers suggestions on how to structure your workload across each term
Linda Thornton considers what Early Years Teachers’ Standard 8 means for early years teachers and their leadership and management development, honed through bringing together the knowledge and skills gained in achieving the previous seven standards
Holding the headteacher to account is one of the core governor responsibilities, and performance management provides the formal framework in which to do that. But, how do you ensure that you and your governing body make the most of this opportunity by selecting the best team, using appropriate external advice and setting challenging but realistic targets?
Whether you’re new to leading performance reviews or not, the implementation of PRP means that there will be a different element to these annual discussions with staff in your school. Preparation is key, and deputy headteacher Josephine Smith will present practical ideas and points to reflect upon as you begin this process:
Headteachers do a difficult job and they should be rewarded for the responsibilities they take on. Should there be a limit to what they are paid, or should demand lead the way? Suzanne O’Connell considers the dilemma of what a good headteacher is worth