Unit 1: Getting to know yourself and your team
How are you going to use this training?
Great teachers don’t become great leaders overnight. Managing and motivating team members can be one of the biggest challenges for new middle leaders. This unit equips leaders with the tools to better understand themselves and their team members – and shows how to put that understanding into practice.
Aims and outcomes
- understand that different people are motivated in different ways
- use Belbin’s team roles as a tool for assessing team dynamics
- practise using a framework for effective delegation
- explore different leadership styles and consider when they may be most appropriate.
- Download the trainer notes, presentation and handouts at the bottom of this page.
- Read through the content before delivering to participants.
- Consider how best to use the further reading and resources (e.g. as pre- or post-session reading).
Further reading and resources for participants
Get a headteacher’s viewpoint on building outstanding relationships with staff
Is there a difference between leadership and management? Read John West-Burnham’s opinion piece
Learn about John Viner’s three key principles of school leadership
Use the problem-solving team building models to address a challenging issue
Watch this webinar and find out more about what makes an outstanding middle leader
- Trainer notes
- Handout 1.1 Ice-breaker
- Handout 1.2 McClelland's human motivation theory
- Handout 1.3 Team roles activity
- Handout 1.4 Team role descriptors
- Handout 1.5 Team roles
- Handout 1.6 Continuous development cycle
- Handout 1.7 Effective delegation
- Handout 1.9 Reflection
- Handout 1.10 Interview framework
- Handout 1.11 Team takeaways
- Handout 1.12 Problem-solving models
- Handout 1.13 Leading and managing