By Dr Philip SA Cummins, Peter J Crawley
Within the Head of division e-book we reflect on and supply transparent information on all points of working and constructing a division, from the function itself and its tasks, to strategic making plans and employees administration - the place specific emphasis is accessible to employees evaluate as constructed through CIRCLE round our 5 college development domains..
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For example, some staff being locked out of advanced class options or professional development opportunities outside of the school. Overall The challenge of excellent leadership is to provide meetings that enhance staff professionalism. The existence of arrogant assertions is not proof of professional educational standards in any area. A department with a strong supportive rhetoric about its operations and practices is to be encouraged. So also is a culture within that department that is friendly toward debate, articulate in its capacity to discuss education beyond the immediate departmental matters and happy to prove the reasons for its professional success as a department.
Resources that would be needed for sustainable implementation of the initiative. Threats to present programs or adjustment that would be needed to be retained to keep a balance within the department. Evaluating departmental meetings Clearly this is a difficult task and the following provides a checklist to start the process: The range of purposes for holding a meeting are being met These purposes provide a scaffold from which to evaluate the quality and success of meetings. The markers of an effective department are being attained It should be assumed that either the markers are attained or there are acceptable justifications for alternate actions.
A Critical Role For The HOD – Establishing The Expectations One of the most important roles for a HOD is to assist their staff with the expectations about the operations of the department. This may appear in the role statement received on appointment. The existence of that role statement does not help in unravelling the complexities that are often associated with the need for the HOD to construct a reasonable standard for all in their department to contribute towards the department’s effectiveness as a learning unit within the school.
The Head of Department Book by Dr Philip SA Cummins, Peter J Crawley