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Management • Management relates to people working within a structured organisation and with prescribed roles • ‘Management tends to involve a preoccupation with the here and now of goal attainment’ (Bryman)
Management Functions of management include: • Establishing overall policy • Organising work, allocating duties and responsibilities • Giving instructions • Monitoring – checking that performance is going according to plan
Leadership • Leadership shows the way by providing purpose and direction (vision) • Leadership influences and motivates through example and shared vision • Leadership gets people to perform to the maximum level of their capability through having a shared goal
ManagementLeadership • Practicalities Strategic direction • Current situation Future • What are we doing? What could we be doing? • What can we do? What would we like to achieve?
Extra-curricular activities ? ? ? Curriculum planning Data analysis SLT links Ofsted Vision Coaching and mentoring Performance management Promoting languages Resources budget Behaviour management International dimension Responsibilities of Head of Department
Improving the quality of Teaching and Learning http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/generic-grade-descriptors-and-supplementary-subject-specific-guidance-for-inspectors-making-judgemen
Qualities of leadership • Enthusiasm • Integrity • Toughness • Fairness • Warmth • Humility • Confidence (John Adair)
Key skills The ability to: • know where you’re going (have a vision) • know how to get there • motivate others to share your vision • think clearly • develop good relationships • communicate your vision clearly • be objective • be decisive • know when and how to delegate/empower
Vision A vision is a do-able dream based upon the realities of a group’s strengths and resources (Loeb and Kindel) 18
Vision or Mission? • The vision statement sets out where you are going and forms the basis of strategic planning • The mission statement explains your purpose (‘Why do we exist?’) • The vision is aspirational, related to the future, whilst the mission is concerned with the present
The Four Ds • Do • Dump • Delegate • Delay
Delegation 1 • Retains control of all tasks • Reluctant to let colleagues participate in anything • Overworked and unable to prioritise • Assigns tasks, but these tend to be unpopular and/or menial • Interferes in the task and undermines colleagues’ authority • Afraid of colleagues being too autonomous • Allows individuals to take responsibility for specific areas • Tasks carefully chosen to develop colleagues’ skills • Coaches and supports colleagues 2 3
Managing the challenge Thinking of all the challenges discussed, which of these could help you to manage the stress and keep you working healthily, happily and effectively? Sympathetic line manager in school Good head of languages in a local school Trusted fellow subject leader in school Partner Sense of humour Headteacher Online forums Outside interests e.g. sport/fitness ? ? ?