Line management models.
It’s September, so you’re likely thinking about the year ahead.
Whether you’re leading adults in your team or kids in your classroom, your leadership and management need a lot of thought.
This week, learn how your fellow members do line-management in their settings. And how experts do leadership in their industries.
We - schools - Are In Beta - always learning.
📝How others do line-management.
📚 12 non education books worth reading.
📔 How do you ensure curriculum coverage?
How others do line-management.
Team work makes the dream work.
But how to get your team firing on all cylinders?
There’s lots to consider: the cycle, the foci, the agenda, the reporting, the template, and so on.
Discover what other schools are saying about it AND download the 10+ templates they use in these 3 community threads👇
1️⃣ “Looking for examples or recommendations of line management agendas (secondary) for middle leaders and SLT meets. Standardised and consistent topics already on the agenda? Would be great to see if you would share. Thank you.”
2️⃣ “Does anyone have a simple but effective line manager agenda/ minutes pro forma for Secondary please? For SLT to use with subject leads and possibly pastoral leads as well? I've got ideas but need something for the short term. Thank you!”
3️⃣ “I am looking for ideas for agendas for forward thinking curriculum focused 'support and challenge' meetings with heads of faculty.”
📚 12 non education books worth reading.
If you like learning about how leaders achieve success in different industries, the list below is for you.
If you enjoy talking about what you’ve learned afterwards, I’m about to make your day.
We’re looking to fill the final guest seats in the 4th series of the PiXL Leadership Bookclub podcast (produced by We Are In Beta).
We’re particularly interested in contributions from underrepresented school leaders - people of colour, women, people with protected characteristics such as disability or who are LGBTQ+.
Read some of the books below already? Like talking to smart people about interesting ideas? And learning how they used them to improve their leadership?
12 books we’ll be reading in the book club this season…
👩🏽💼 The Making of a Manager - Julie Zhou.
❤️ Love and Work - Marcus Buckingham.
😁 The Joy of Work - Bruce Daisley.
🤬 Jerks at Work - Tessa West.
🧠 Both / and Thinking - Marianne W. Lewis and Wendy Smith.
💥 The Power of Moments - Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
🤝 Extreme Teaming - Amy Edmondson and Jean-François Harvey.
🌍 Everybody Matters - Bob Chapman and Rajendra Sisodia.
💬 Chatter - Ethan Kross.
🔥 The Heat of the Moment - Sabrina Cohen-Hatton.
4️⃣ The 4 Disciplines of Execution - Chris McChesney, Jim Huling, and Sean Covey.
🔮 Insight - Tasha Eurich.
Not read any of these books yet? But up for the challenge? (It’s really fun and Rachel - PiXL’s CEO and the podcast host - is lovely).
Like the list above? Find reading hard like me? Prefer to listen?
Inside the table below, there’s a link to every episode of the PIXL Leadership book club AND links to all the authors’ own podcasts.
💬 Curriculum Intent: how to embed across the school (discussion group).
Managing where the curriculum is covered and when across the school is complex.
That’s why VP at member school Northampton Academy - Owen Jones - posted:
“Hi I'm Owen VP responsible for curriculum. We have been doing a lot of work around curriculum coverage across every class in all subjects which I am happy to discuss.“I am looking for examples of strategies on how you share whole school curriculum intent across the school to embed within the day to day culture.”
So we’ve helped him set up a discussion group.
He’ll start by sharing his work briefly and then facilitating a group discussion to pull together strategies from the groups.
Come prepared to share your approach and any resources you’re working on with this group of friendly senior leaders in charge of curriculum.
On a personal note.
I find reading really hard. Always have.
I have to read everything at least three times before it sinks in.
But listening to audiobooks and podcasts allows me to learn from a wealth of knowledge I felt excluded from earlier in my career.
Which makes me wonder…
How do schools help their teams access them to improve their leadership, teaching and subject knowledge?
Bookclubs? Staff benefits like audible subscriptions? Something else?
Would love to hear how you do it in your settings. Just reply to this email.
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Thanks for reading.
@NiallAlcock and the We Are In Beta team.
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