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Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by missp67, Jan 18, 2012.
We are an 11-18 comp, with 1350 pupils. We have head, 3 deputies and one Asst head. How about you?
1 head; 3 deputies; 3 assistant heads
I know of two structures: 11-18 comp, 1200 studnets 1 head, 5 ass heads; and 11-18, 1400 pupils 1 head, 3 deputies, 5 ass heads!
We are a 2 to 13 independent prep school. We have 1 head, 2 x deputies (one pastoral one academic), head of pre-prep and bursar on the SMT.
I am also paid on the leadership scale and am head of my subject and also in charge of timetables and data.
11-18 with 1650 students 1 Head, 3 deputies and 5 AHTs
11-18 1270 students - 1 Head, 1 Deputy, 4AHTs. Bursar on SMT too.
1 form entry 2-11; 1 head, no deputy/ah, 4 slt
1400 secondary academy. 1 CEO; 4 Principals; 4 Vice Principal.
1140 Students - I worked in a school is the South that had 1Executive Head teacher, 2 Deputy Principals, 10 AHT's. The Head and deputies never taught a lesson and quite what the AHT's did I have no idea to be honest (barring a couple). On top of this were numerous HoD, AST'S and the mum's army of totally unqualified in anyway, pastoral managers for each year group. It was more like an upside down triangle - no money left for teachers who were actually in the classroom teaching!!!!!
800+ students 1H 1D 2A seems about right if they are managed properly and held accountable by the governors.
What about admin staff? We have 12 + 8 technicians. Which is the highest ratio I have ever seen and I have no idea what they all do. I do have doubts over the effective staff management skills being shown. Failure to recognise poor systems and ineffective use of staff time can be a major problem. The biggest failing is when a line manager does nothing about ineffective staff and when they do not know what to do just hide the fact.
I'd like to add that I feel every member of staff should spent some time in the classroom each week - it is the reason their job exists and some need reminding of this.
in reply to a post earlier, we have AHTs who oversee each key stage (3,4,5) then 1 acting deputy who does timetable and curriculum then one who oversees cpd and teaching and learning. The key stage leaders also have a whole school responsibility such as one is data, one is school ethos (catholic school) etc
We are an 11-18 Academy of approx. 750 pupils and we have 1 Executive Principal, 1 Principal, 1 Vice Principal and 3 Assistant Principal's.
The VP leads on Achievement & Standards and the three APs lead on one of; Provision for Success (Curriculum & E-Learning); Climate for Learning (Welfare & Behaviour); Teaching & Learning (T&L, AST/ITT/NQT/GTP/PGCE & CPD)
The VP and all three APs are each attached to one of our four houses.