Presentation on theme: "Leadership provocation Distributed leadership: is it possible?"— Presentation transcript:
Leadership provocation Distributed leadership: is it possible?
School Leadership Model A Traditional hierarchy: SLT 4,6,8 (possibly slightly more) people HoD/middle leadersup to 16 if every subject represented Everyone else30 + people in average size secondary school
Conversations in the staff room Its not my job … I didnt know … No-body told me … Im not the HoD … SLT say/want …
School Leadership Model B Tiered staff structure with differentiated levels of responsibility and accountability All teaching staff responsible for development of subject dependent on level Collegiate approach Admin and bureaucracy removed
Conversations in the staff room I didnt realise that was my job … I dont see why I should be doing that … What do you mean I should have done that? We need a HoD … SLT say/want …
Conclusion That many staff dont want to be empowered They dont see leadership as part of the job They would rather depend on someone else telling them what to do so that the person can be blamed for when it goes wrong
Questions How do we get staff to see themselves, and behave, as leaders? How do we break the cycle of dependency?