Benefits of investing in your middle leaders
Recognising and developing talent within your school can help you to:
- Retain your aspirational leaders – it shows them they're appreciated and that your school is invested in their development
- Reach your school development goals – with more distributed leadership, you'll be able to upskill your staff and limit the burden on your senior leadership team (SLT)
- Develop skills in your team – you'll have greater scope to promote internally and adapt to staffing changes
Provide support from the top-down
As a senior leadership team (SLT), make sure you're providing the right support to help middle leaders’ development. Help them manage their responsibilities so they have a strong foundation to build and develop from.
Make sure your line managers are able to