Name: Quirky Teacher
Subject taught (if applicable): Everything
Position: Frontline teacher
What is your advice about? Managing your managers
1: Consider your SLT as service providers to help you get your job done: ask them to provide signposts to resources, tell them what you’d like them to focus on in observations.
2: Keep them updated, even if it’s bad news. They like to feel like they’re in control of everything, you see.
3: Show an interest in their career: predict your SLT needs by expressing curiosity about their experience and perspective. They want to feel important, you see.
4: Act confident: SLT are inclined to think that the minions below them are inherently sh*t. Mitigate this thought process; act like you know what you’re doing. Show no fear.
5: Listen appreciatively to their advice and words of wisdom, then just get on with your job anyway