Last reviewed on 14 September 2021
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Read expert advice on how senior leaders can prepare for and hold effective meetings with middle leaders, and download an example line management meeting planner for an academic year.

Have 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. After Christmas they might look at plans for the following 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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