Assessemnet by Sian Walsh
Learning Outcome / Section 1: Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals
AC 1.1 Describe the goals and objectives of your organisation
In order for me to describe the goals and objectives of my organisation I need to understand the difference between the two.
Goals are generally long term intentions or aims that hopefully can be achieved
Goals within my organisation look at where we would continue to strive towards. They are long term aims. They are stated in our professional development plan stating:-
Excellent Welsh medium education
Every pupil to achieve their ...view middle of the document...
All staff development is measured to be able to achieve other goals within the organisation, for example “Excellent Welsh medium education”.
AC 1.2 Evaluate the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling your organisation to achieve its goals.
Within my organisation there are is a hierarchy of staff. With the organisation being a school the person to lead the school would the head teacher. Even though it is the head teacher that encourages all staff and students at the school, the board of governors would ensure that the school strive to achieve the goals and objectives that are set. The person next in authority would be the assistant head teacher. Even though the position of the assistant head teacher would be below in seniority it would be fair to say that these two positions would jointly make decisions within my organisation.
The next two tiers would include the middle managers. With my organisation being a school these would include the head of Key Stage such (KS) as key stage 3, 4 and 5 and the heads of departments. The head of key stage would be held by the Head of Years (H.O.Y) and being a secondary school it would include the head of year 7 up to and including the head of sixth form. There is also a support staff co-ordinator that would also have the same responsibilities as a middle manager. The diagram below would illustrate the seniority between these positions within the school.
Assistant Head teacher
I I I
H.O.Y. 7 8 9 H.O.Y. 10 and 11 H.O.Y 12 and 13 Support Staff Co Coordinator
(Head KS3) (Head of KS4) (Head of KS5)
Heads of Departments
Other staff employed at the school
Even though the hierarchy here describes my organisations structure, an Action Centred Leadership Model (Adair 1983) Appendix 2 shows focus on the action centeredness within the leader’s role.
In-order to achieve our organisations goals it is vital that a structure is in place with staffing positions. All staff meets regularly once a week to have a meeting on important information that is relevant to activities within the school. This is usually done by the head teacher. All other matters relating to school development are done within internal departmental meetings held by the middle managers, thus the heads of years. The heads of years meet every morning to focus on targets that are set for children to achieve, and other issues that arise that would call for concern in particular children's...