Reporting effectively on your team

Monitoring the performance of your department and informing the SLT is an important element of a middle leader’s role

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L ike it or not, data drives much of what we do in this profession. When you become a middle leader this won’t change, as you will be expected to monitor and report on the teachers in your team. This can be nerve-racking at first, but reporting on your team will soon become second nature. Until then, here is some advice to help you on your way.

First, be clear about your subject area priorities and how they contribute to whole-school strategy. This will allow you to set appropriate milestones for focused monitoring, which will inform progress and next steps.

Once you know your priorities and ...

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