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Fave in the dept so no prof dev for the rest of us.

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by lifeisarollercoaster, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. As the title suggests, but what can I do?
    The HOD clearly has a favourite and it's agreed within out faculty and this said person gets everything handed to her to do, such as mentoring, primary school links, trips, courses etc and we all feel really frustrated.
    What can we do?
    Has anyone had experience of this?
    Please help!
     
  2. As the title suggests, but what can I do?
    The HOD clearly has a favourite and it's agreed within out faculty and this said person gets everything handed to her to do, such as mentoring, primary school links, trips, courses etc and we all feel really frustrated.
    What can we do?
    Has anyone had experience of this?
    Please help!
     
  3. leadlearner

    leadlearner New commenter

    Your Performance Management should identify cpd needs and be a way in to manage this. I would also suggest if you are keen to do something to ask her about it, (in private) and if she says x is doing it have a discussion about what you can do. Remind her nicely that you have cpd needs too. Be aware there might be less obvious reasons why somebody appears to be getting more cpd, they might be a NQT or struggling. You could ask to discuss your cpd requirements too - if you do not get anywhere ask for a formal meeting. If this fails your next step is to discuss this with her/his line manager. Stick to facts not general comments such as x has been on 4 courses, rather than just commenting on favourites.
    Think about also how you can be proactive with your cpd too, good cpd isn't just courses, it can be observing others, research, reading the latest journals and books and exam marking and taking on new responsbilities. Good Luck - good leaders shouldn't have favourites hope that this gives you some ideas.[​IMG]
     
  4. MarkS

    MarkS New commenter

    As has been said, your PM should identify your own training needs, and it's unlikely that a HoD has the final say on courses and training, and there is probably a CPD/Training/Personnel person on SLT who has responsibility for the training budget etc.
    Ask yourself what you can contribute to your department...running a club? Plan your own trip? Lead a department meeting or a training session?
    Try to ficus less on what the other person is doing, and more on what you can do!
    Mark
     

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