How to transform your approach to middle leadership

With a batch of new leaders this term, one school's SLT faced the challenge of getting everyone off to a good start

How one school coped with an influx of new leaders this term

Most school years start with at least a couple of colleagues in new leadership roles. But last year, as a result of promotions and maternity cover, our school started with an unprecedented number of new middle leaders: 10.

On the one hand, this was a very good thing. It meant we were doing a good job of providing staff with opportunities to develop their talents within our school rather than losing them to senior positions elsewhere. But with so many people new to leadership all heading up teams, we naturally wanted to ensure that this would not cause a dip in results across the school. We ...

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