Name: Hannah Wilson
Twitter name: @Miss_Wilsey
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Position: Vice Principal and SLE
What is your advice about? Managing your managers
1: Consider your SLT as your filters – they will protect you, defend you and stand by you. They will filter what goes up, and down, and around you to enable you to perform your role to the best of your abilities. Don’t think they are against you!
2: Communicate with them – your mentors, managers and leaders are human beings too, they were new teachers once, most of them will still teach. They too have lives outside of school. You do not always to talk school with them! Don’t forget they are people too!
3: Ask for advice – pick their brains, if they don’t have the answers they will know who does, or where to find out more and they will point you in the right direction. Don’t assume they are too busy or aren’t interested!
4: Ask for help – if you have a student, a class, a parent or a colleague of you find tricky, ask them for strategies on how to improve the relationship. Invite them into your classroom. Don’t be embarrassed or fearful – take aadvantage of their intel!
5: Share your thoughts and ideas – most leaders are open to new thinking, new ways of seeing things or doing things. Don’t feel intimidated.