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Principles of effective middle leadership

In a five-part series on middle leadership, Adam Riches will be offering advice and tips on excelling in all aspects of this vital role in schools. He begins with a discussion of the traits of great middle leaders

Quite literally, if a school has effective middle leaders, it will be successful. Without a strong middle leadership team, there is no way that a senior leadership team can sustainably function or implement change in a school.

Middle leadership roles can be complicated though and getting it right can be difficult. Middle leadership is an art. It isn’t something that can be mastered overnight, but that said there are certainly some areas to focus on if you are looking to be an effective and, more importantly, an efficient middle leader.

Effective Middle Leadership Series

Part 1: The principles of effective middle leadership: This article
Part 2: Six middle leadership styles: Published September 7. Click here.
Part 3: Leading the subject curriculum: Published September 13. Click here.
Part 4: Assessing and quality assuring teaching as a middle leader: Published September 20. Click here.
Part 5: Collective efficacy for your team: Published September 26. Click here.

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