Line management meetings with middle leaders: guidance and agendas

Effective meetings with middle leaders will enable you to track progress and manage issues. Read expert advice on how senior leaders can prepare for and hold line management meetings, and download an example meeting planner for the academic year.

Last reviewed on 17 July 2024
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  1. Hold regular meetings with your middle leaders
  2. Review progress and build strategies together
  3. How to organise meetings
  4. Discussion topics for 1-to-1s
  5. Use our meeting planner as a prompt

Hold regular meetings with your middle leaders

The focus will depend on what's happening in your school at the time.

In the autumn term, for example, senior leaders might be reviewing exam results with the heads of department. At the start of the spring term, they might look at plans for the rest of the academic year.

Review progress and build strategies together

Trevor Bailey, one of our associate education experts, told us about a school where he was the headteacher. Although his experience is in secondary schools, much of this advice can apply to primary schools too.

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