As Leader What Can I do

27 Feb

Leading Your School

I have been thinking of some ways I can interact and support staff as a member of the SLT.

Be a Support– Staff want and need to know I have their backs when they try new things, when faced with discipline issues, when they make mistakes, and during tough times. Support looks differently to many people, but the more visible, consistent, and clear I am, the more supported they will feel.

Clear Communication– This includes not only verbal communication, but my ability to actively listen. One of my mentors reminds me to listen to what they have to say, answer their questions, and show understanding. They will understand if I disagree and will appreciate me simply listening. My mantra needs to be  “listen to understand not to respond.”

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