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Science Leaders' Survival Guide number 4

Number 4 - March 2014

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1 Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Working with colleagues (Section 4) Sample - How to…Run team meetings

Before becoming a science leader you may have sat through meetings where one voice dominated or where no conclusions or action plans were drawn up. On the other hand, you may have found meetings a stimulating time for sharing ideas. Either way, actually chairing a good meeting isn’t always as easy as it seems....

This document gives a taste of what the Science Leaders' Hub Survival Guide offers to support you in your role as a science leader or in your aspirations to become a science leader.

2 You must be a member to download this article Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Working with colleagues (Section 4)

Contents

Developing colleagues

How to… Identify CPD needs 6
How to… Find out about CPD opportunities for colleagues 8
How to… Increase the impact of CPD 11
How to… Conduct a performance management interview 13
How to… Set appropriate targets 16
How to… Mentor new teachers 18
How to… Create an effective team 20
How to… Develop a team 21

The support team

Advice centre: Providing leadership for technicians 22
Advice centre: Including technicians in the team 25
How to… Provide CPD for technicians 28
How to… Write a job description for a technician 29
How to… Monitor your support team 31
How to… Ensure that teachers work effectively with support staff 33

Departmental structure

How to… Delegate responsibilities 35
Advice centre: Reviewing departmental structure 37
How to… Timetable colleagues effectively 40
How to… Organise a day’s cover 42
How to… Cope with longer-term absences 44

Appointing staff

How to… Write a job description 46
How to… Write a person specification 47
How to… Write an advert 48
How to… Short-list potential candidates 49
How to… Prepare information for prospective candidates 50
How to… Organise an interview 51

Organising effective meetings and CPD

How to… Run team meetings 53
How to… Plan for team meetings (short term) 54
How to… Plan for team meetings (long term) 56
How to… Run your own CPD session 58
How to… Organise staff induction 60

Working with senior leaders

How to… Be an effective middle leader 62
Advice centre: Raising the science department’s profile 63
How to… Work effectively with governors 66

Yourself

How to… Network 67
How to… Manage your time effectively 69
How to… Prioritise 71

3 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference CRST2 'General Requirements for Rsci and CSciTeach'
4 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Health and Safety Training for Teaching Assistants Working in Science in Secondary Schools’ (Education in Science, June 2004)
5 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Network Meetings for Science Teachers – the secret of their success’ (School Science Review, June 2004)
6 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Teaching science to pupils with special needs – health and safety issues’ in (School Science Review, March 2000)