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Young HoD

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by physicsbang, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Oooooo a little harsh.
    Maybe he just needs a strong line manager who will show him a better way?
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    We don't need people like this.
  4. jago123

    jago123 Established commenter

    Sounds like Mr G was promoted prematurely, doesn't appear to have people management skills nor have sufficient teaching experience to carry out this role effectively.

    You cannot expect your teaching staff, may I note, as he quotes, who have more experience than him to give up their non directed time just to provide extra tuition to classes.
    Can understand around exam season, that's different, but it should NOT become an expectation and this should not be reflected in their appraisals.
    When you conduct a review with them, you'll obviously go over results, expected results, at this stage- you can suggest extra tuition, but let's face it, if the teacher is 'good', they will be doing this already- for the best of their students, and of course, the school and department.
    If it's an NQT, you will need to give them more direction, but again, you should not 'use and abuse' their naivity.
    meggyd likes this.
  5. meggyd

    meggyd Senior commenter

    Absolutely spot on. Why is there a need for extra lessons if the teaching in timetabled classes is good?
    ATfan and wanet like this.
  6. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    One word: Panic.

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