The Quick-Reference Handbook for School Leaders by National Association of Head Teachers

By National Association of Head Teachers

'This is a instruction manual to have to be had as a primary resource to refer to while a topic first arises. It combines criminal suggestion, details, advised actions and a chain of tips from headteachers who've handled such matters ahead of. New headteachers particularly will be well-advised to learn the part on media interviews ahead of they're rushed into statements they later remorse. ‘Looking after your self’ is a bit that leaders will be well-advised to skim via periodically as a reminder because it is the type of suggestion that will get forgotten within the hurly-burly of college lifestyles' - Brian Fidler Professor of schooling administration, college of Reading

Distilled from years of NAHT (National organization of Head lecturers) adventure of delivering suggestion and information for its contributors within the united kingdom, The Quick-Reference instruction manual for faculty Leaders is a realistic advisor that gives a solution to the questions "Where do I start?" and "Where do i glance for direction?"

Written in an easy-to-read, bulleted structure, the guide is organised round key sections, every one half comprises short overviews, checklists and proposals for extra examining.

o company and administration - the position of the Headteacher, negligence and legal responsibility, media kinfolk, dealing with clash and tough humans, potent conferences, inspection, source administration, files and information.

o educating and studying - curriculum, studying groups, particular schooling, evaluate, employees improvement, unions, celebrating luck.

o Behaviour and self-discipline - secure colleges, code of behavior, exclusion, seek and seizure, police protocols.

o well-being and safeguard - baby safety concerns, occupational overall healthiness & protection, danger exams, emergency training, clinical wishes, future health & safeguard assets.

o taking care of your self - carrying on with expert improvement, and work-life stability.

This guide is a superb source for all present and aspiring senior college leaders.

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Your choice will depend on: (a) (b) (c) (d) how much time you have how important the message is the attitude and nature of your intended receiver(s) whether you want to keep a permanent record. 2. You may want to send a message orally when: (a) you want immediate and direct feedback (b) you don’t want a written record (if writing will commit you too firmly to a course of action and take away your options or flexibility) (c) there is not enough time to put something in writing (d) delivering the message in person will increase its impact or urgency.

Note: You may not want to start active e-mail correspondence with hundreds of parents; it can be overwhelming. However, e-mail is a great way to communicate with staff members. Know the difference between Reply Sender and Reply All. Be careful every time. COMMUNICATION School newsletters Tips for writing school newsletters 1. Check your local authority recommendations with respect to use of pupils’ names and photos. 2. Adopt a catchy name and logo and a readily identified masthead. 3. Use bold attention-getting headlines.

21–5). S Remember 1. Effective public relations strategies begin with effective staff communication. 2. Always communicate internally (with your entire staff) before communicating externally. 2. Before building your school’s public relations plan, you need to be aware of your local authority’s communication and public relations protocols. Check your local authority’s policies and procedures regarding public relations and communications. Find out who the press and public relations officers are in your local authority.

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