NAHT Edge resources

  • The art of managing-upAs a middle leader the relationship you have with your line manager or head teacher is a critical one, and it can often be a determining factor in how much you enjoy and feel satisfied in your role. What can you do to get the most from this relationship? 04/09/2017
  • 10 top tips on managing a 'tricky' team memberIt turns out the kids were the easy part! - Anonymous school leader. Whenever we ask middle leaders about the challenges they face, one of the most common responses relates to managing 'tricky' team members. With this in mind, we have created a guidance document that provides 10 top tips on managing 'tricky' staff members. 01/09/2017
  • How to handle difficult conversations with colleaguesAs a leader, handling difficult conversations is a fact of life. Handled well they can be a force for good and a catalyst for unleashing excellence in your team. However, in such high stakes and emotionally-charged moments, it is easy for things to take a turn for the worse quite quickly. This resource is designed to help you plan for and navigate such conversations so you can maximise the chances of a positive outcome for both parties. 01/09/2017
  • 10 top tips for teachers with leadership responsibilitiesWe've created two new resources to support you in juggling the responsibilities of teaching, leading and managing your career progression. Our advice document provides a range of tips covering priority setting, skills auditing and staying professionally informed. To complement this, we have also created a self-evaluation tool to help you reflect on your strengths as well as areas where you feel less confident as a middle leader. 01/09/2017
  • 10 top tips for writing a subject improvement planAt some point, nearly all middle leaders will be asked to write a strategic improvement plan. Whether this is for a specific subject, a phase in the school or a department, the ability to plan strategically is usually a core requirement of the role. We outline our 10 top tips to keep in mind when preparing and writing such a plan. 01/09/2017
  • 12 questions that every middle leader should be prepared to answerIt is highly likely that at some point in your career as a middle leader you will be asked to talk about your role and the impact you are having. Whether it's a local authority adviser, an Ofsted inspector or anyone else seeking to find out more about the effectiveness of middle leadership in your school, there are some key questions which you are likely to encounter. 01/09/2017