Line management meetings with middle leaders: guidance and agendas

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.

Last reviewed on 14 September 2021
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Contents
  1. Have regular meetings with your middle leaders
  2. Review progress and build strategies together
  3. How to organise meetings
  4. Discussion topics for one-to-ones
  5. Refer to our bank of meeting agendas 

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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