Due to the ever-increasing demands of the Headship, Head Teachers are leaving the schools in record numbers. Both primary and secondary heads claim their average workweek is between 80-90 hours. To complicate matters, the current emphasis in university, induction, and training programmes for headteachers is on leadership - instructional, curricular, ethical, etc. Lost in this focus are the day-to-day demands that often make managing one's time as challenging as leading a school. Making Time to Lead provides timesaving tips, strategies, and practical ideas that will help headteachers better manage themselves, their office, and ultimately their school. The book will be divided into topical chapters: getting organized, creating a calendar, communicating with stakeholders, delegating responsibilities, planning through the summer, maintaining the personal touch, taking care of oneself.
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. OrganizingSetting Up Your Organizational SystemMake To-Do ListsKeep Up With MailMake Special FoldersClip, Post, and Save Those ArticlesCreating Your Own Filing SystemCarry Your Desk With YouTechnology Can Set You FreeCopying Is the Sincerest Form of FlatteryBe Your School's HistorianBe Ready For Prospective ParentsNote Cards: The Best Invention Since Sliced BreadThe Master Key Is a MustStudent Planners2. TimeBuilding Your CalendarBeing in Two Places at OnceMeetingsGetting Started Coffee Shop Time Telephone TimeSave Your CalendarsAccreditation3. CommunicationHow to Use a TelephoneVisibility: Leading by Walking AroundThe Working LunchParents as PartnersPublic Presentations4. DelegationQuestions to AskUse Your StaffFaculty Meetings Can Be Fun5. SummerStaff SelectionSave Those ResumesStudent Placement RecordsStudent Placement ProceduresKeeping Your Files ActiveGetting Ready for the YearRemember Your Own Professional Development6. PeopleKnow Your Faculty and StaffLearn Those Student NamesBreak Bread TogetherThe Little Things Do MatterBuy Stock in HallmarkEveryone Values a BreakLet Them Eat Ice Cream7. SelfKeep a Journal ConferencesStudy GroupsPortfoliosPreparing Future PrincipalsAdministrative RetreatsPamper YourselfTeach a ClassReading and SharingResource A: Today's AgendaResource B: Yearly Task ListResource C: Faculty Note CardsResource D: Student Planner MemoResource E: Aspiring Administrator Training BrochureResource F: Administrative Retreat Memo