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Successful middle leadership in secondary schools : a practical guide to subject and team effectiveness

Author: Peter Fleming
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book aims to help those in middle leadership posts become more confident and effective in their roles. It will also assist anyone considering becoming a middle leader to prepare for the challenges ahead and avoid common mistakes made by the novice team leader. Packed with practical advice, the book encourages readers to engage with key issues, reflect on their approach and make the changes needed to improve  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fleming, Peter, 1957-
Successful middle leadership in secondary schools.
New York : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018059905
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fleming
ISBN: 9781351066709 1351066706 9781351066686 1351066684 9781351066693 1351066692 9781351066679 1351066676
OCLC Number: 1080248321
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction; Newly appointed middle leaders; Aspiring middle leaders; Existing middle leaders; Making use of the book; Chapter 1: What is middle leadership?; Introduction; Defining middle leadership; Action point; Leadership theory; Total quality management; Authentic leadership; The context of middle leadership; Middle leadership in practice; Case studies; Case 1; Reflection point; Case 2; Reflection point; Summary; References Chapter 2: What do head teachers expect from middle leaders?Introduction; Leading the subject; Leading the team; Creating a team ethos and vision; Creating effective frameworks; Curriculum; Teaching and learning; Behaviour and rewards; Managing your resources and budget; Effective critical evaluation and improvement planning; Holding people to account; Continuing Professional Development (CPD); Promoting your subject within school; Leading within a whole school leadership structure; Final thoughts; References; Chapter 3: Leadership basics: How your behaviour impacts on other people IntroductionModels of leadership; The authoritarian/laissez-faireaxis; The McGregor X-Y axis; Newtonian and Whiteheadian managers; Task-orientatedleaders and people-orientated leaders; Leadership styles and fitness for purpose; Reflection point; What motivates people?; Case studies; Reflection point; Basic rules for motivating others; Spend time getting to know the people in your team and then support them; Communicate clearly with your team and don't be frightened by debate; Make decisions!; Display self-control and be positive; Lead by example; Be considerate and fair; Listen to people Spread good cheer!Summary; References; Chapter 4: Understanding different leadership styles and when to use them; Introduction; The need for flexibility; Case study; Reflection point; Situational leadership; Action point; Consciously using different styles of leadership; Coercive; Authoritative; Affiliative; Democratic; Pace-setting; Coaching; Emotional intelligence (EQ); Reflection point; Personal competence; Social competence; Summary; References; Chapter 5: Working together: Building a high-performing team; Introduction; What makes a group of people a team?; Vision and sense of direction The behaviour of the team leaderThe extent to which people pull together; Open lines of communication; Regular reviews of progress; The team life-cycle; Stage 1 --
Forming; Stage 2 --
Storming; Stage 3 --
Norming; Stage 4 --
Performing; Belbin's work on effective teams; Chairman; Shaper; Plant; Monitor evaluator; Company worker; Resource investigator; Team worker; Finisher; What can go wrong with teams?; Meetings; Conflict; Complacency; Techniques which help teams to develop and succeed; Brainstorms (thought showers); The PEP talk; Development plans and action plans
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Abstract:

This book aims to help those in middle leadership posts become more confident and effective in their roles. It will also assist anyone considering becoming a middle leader to prepare for the challenges ahead and avoid common mistakes made by the novice team leader. Packed with practical advice, the book encourages readers to engage with key issues, reflect on their approach and make the changes needed to improve their performance and that of their team. Covering all aspects of the leadership role, it contains advice and information on: developing a clear vision improving teaching and learning raising standards team building holding others to account and conducting challenging conversations managing meetings. The second edition has been updated throughout to reflect current role expectations within a rapidly changing education landscape. New chapters have been written by a current head teacher and a highly successful head of department and the author has provided more detailed guidance on improving teaching and learning through the provision of effective in-school professional development for teachers and support staff. With self-evaluation tools, case studies and reflection and action points, this book is essential reading for all current and aspiring middle leaders in secondary schools.

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