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1 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Building Leadership Capacity Setting Your Compass Middle Manager Or Middle Leader?

2 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Middle Manager Or Middle Leader? The Aims of This Session Are: To understand the importance of middle leaders to school improvement To be clear about the role of the middle leader, including the difference between leadership and management To be able to analyse your own strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas for development

3 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School What Does A Curriculum Leader Do? The cards which you are given outline some of the tasks which a curriculum leader does – you can add more of your own if you wish!! Prioritise activities in order of importance to role of middle leader Pairs to agree top 3 – be able to explain your reasons.

4 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School A Simple Credo…. Managers do things right Leaders do the right thing

5 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Vision and Action Leadership adds vision & is centred on clear values: “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change our world.”

6 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School The Curriculum Leadership Context The subject leader has a central role in promoting high standards; There are rising expectations on subject leaders; The focus has shifted from maintenance (management) to improvement (leadership); Self evaluation is key to the Ofsted framework

7 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Curriculum Leader: What are we looking for? Your School are looking to appoint a new Head of Geography. You have been given the task of providing the questions for the interviews. In pairs design a short interview schedule for the Head of Department for Geography. Your questions could focus on themes such as:  Teaching;  Learning;  Management of change;  Resources

8 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Interview Questions Tell us about your style of working by describing a development you have been involved with. Now What do you see as the main factors in the successful management of change?

9 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Interview Questions What are your views on mixed ability teaching? Now How would you monitor the effectiveness of mixed ability teaching?

10 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Interview Questions What links would you try to create with primary schools? Now What part can you play in promoting the school in the community?

11 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Interview Questions What would be the main spending priorities on behalf of your department? Now How would you judge the cost effectiveness of your decisions?

12 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Interview Questions Now that you have looked around the department what would you wish to change? Now How would you conduct a departmental audit?

13 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Interview Questions How would you set about establishing a team spirit among your staff? Now How would you create a shared sense of purpose and direction for the team?

14 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Administration, Management And Leadership Administration Path tidying Doing things Management Path following Doing things right Leadership Path making Doing the right things Remember: Managers do things right; Leaders do the right thing

15 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School An Extract from “The Heart of the Matter” Teaching – make sure that the teaching delivered by those you line manage is of the highest quality. Learning – make sure that pupils achieve at least to their potential as established by baseline testing, and preferably beyond. Becoming involved in, or initiating, a whole- school activity related to school improvement – help to drive the school forward.

16 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader, therefore, must: Focus on learning and teaching Generate positive relationships Provide a clear vision and high expectations Improve the environment Provide time and opportunities for collaboration Distribute leadership: build teams Engage the community Evaluate and innovate

17 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Middle Manager or Middle Leader? The Aims of This Session Were: To understand the importance of middle leaders to school improvement To be clear about the role of the middle leader, including the difference between leadership and management To be able to analyse your own strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas for development

18 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: Focus on learning and teaching We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

19 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Generate positive relationships Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

20 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Provide a clear vision and high expectations Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

21 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Improve the environment Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

22 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Provide time and opportunities for collaboration Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

23 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Distribute leadership: build teams Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

24 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Engage the community Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….

25 Leader Or Manager? Adrian Taylor St. Mary’s High School Evaluate and innovate Our Plenary: In conclusion…… The Middle Leader Must: We achieve this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………. We could improve on this in my department by: ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………….


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