PENZ Inspired Leadership Programme 2015 Session 1
Leading and managing-special Issue. on middle leaders 41(2)2015
Middle leaders = leaders of learning Requires a particular skill set
Leaders “doers” -why weren’t people following”-
how to develop and lead teams of teachers. 65% challenged with getting buy in-fostering leadership is key.
1. Attraction to leadership roles
concerns about preparation for leadership roles
many middle leaders are not interested
pressure of workload
2, Apparent priviledge of principals PL.
Education is geared to developing principals
3. visible tensions in middle leadership
4. middle leadership function
differing views-above, middle and below
5. relevant essentials in middle leaders learning
interpersonal skills, managing people, leading teams, curriculum, coaching, mentoring
6.’ Everyone is a leader”.
can be formal or informal.
My thoughts – I spent a lot of time “head nodding” and resonated with it in terms of my role as SOLO coordinator. I need to look at how I “lead” and develop some strategies to improve. I did speak to Sue McBain about looking into the educational leadership post grad courses at UC.