“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.” (Peter F Drucker)
If you have read any of my blogs of recent months, then it won’t come as very much of a surprise to you to discover that I am about to embark on what is likely to be an epic battle with my school management team over their lesson observation procedures and requirements.
The management structure at my school is a constant source of bafflement and bemusement to me:Each small centre has two deputies and a Centre Manager. In addition to this there is also a teacher with responsibility for ‘additional needs’ (SEN). In the case of my centre, this only leaves three teachers, the cleaner, the support staff and the admin officer who aren’t in possession of a ‘management position’.
My vocal gripes about the lesson observation process have…
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