Tip 3 - Be School Centric - Derventio Education

Tip 3 - Be School Centric - Derventio Education

Tip 3 - Be School Centric
Leadership Tips > Tip 3 - Be School Centric Last Modification : 01/06/2018
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Stuart Reece
1st June 2018

A big attraction of working within a school environment is the diversity that exists. This is evident in the vast array of academia, culture, sport and art. Versatility is a theme of school life and as a senior member of staff you are required to be a good all rounder who accepts responsibility. In decision making, listening to the varied views in a staff room is time consuming. However, it is thoroughly recommended. Leaders cannot be dismissive of staff members and must take their views on board prior to making decisions. Every interaction helps you become more experienced and prepares you for future decisions. An honest approach with colleagues means you must make decisions and explain why you have made them. Always get back to staff and build your reputation as someone who cares immensely about all aspects of school life.

In climbing the ladder, an appreciation of the intricacies of the school budget is required. Whilst this may not be your particular area of expertise, there is considerable pressure to balance the books. Aspiring Heads are encouraged to spend time shadowing their Business Manager to gather experience of budget planning. This can be furthered by volunteering to manage an element of the school budget. This means that you gather responsibility and become accountable. This is something which could set you aside from another candidate at interview.

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