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Undermined by member of SLT

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by forestgreen, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. forestgreen

    forestgreen New commenter

    From an impeccable source, I suspect a member of SLT has made an unprofessional comment to staff about a strategic decision. What would you do?
  2. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

    I would store that information and keep my eyes and ears open in the future o_O
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Get over it?

    Depends on the comment.
    Depends on the decision.
    Depends on my relationship with the SLT member.
    Depends on my relative position in school.

    As you merely suspect, I'd just move on if I were you.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Why do anything? People criticise decisions all the time and often in very colourful terms. While they do what they are told, I do not care.
  5. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Re-think the strategic decision. If it is the right one, the SLT comment is misguided. If it is the wrong one, be thankful they brought it to your attention!
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Your post on HTs' forum puts a slightly different spin on things.
    Not sure that a member of SLT, possibly out of frustration, mentions to some staff that they don't agree with your decision could really be considered 'unprofessional'. Not an ideal situation, but hardly unprofessional.

    I'm not a head, but should something similar happen in my school, I'd want the head to be firmly telling the 'source' to stop telling tales and let people have a rant here and there if they so wish. Most deputies have the odd day when they don't openly support the head's decision on something or other. As long as it isn't a daily occurrence, it matters not.

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