Our topic of the week is Leading Behaviour from the Middle.
This week we were delighted to be joined by Pivotal Trainer and middle leadership specialist, Darrell Williams.
The most important cog in the wheel when driving improvement in school is the middle leadership. Darrell calls the middle leadership the engine room of sustainable change and stresses that effectiveness comes from middle leaders as well as all teaching staff having learning in the centre of what they do. If the impetus comes from the senior leadership team, that cannot create consistency, it just becomes another thing to be ticked off.
Darrell asks the question, “is your department a ‘performance department’ where the most important thing is results or is it all about learning?” If it’s about performance you become risk averse and keep doing what you have always done rather than developing…
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