Don’t be a hero – let the teachers save themselves

It seems like the obvious thing to do. The NQT is clearly struggling with the demands of preparing a unit of work for your whole-department planning. As her line manager, you want to alleviate that stress. So you do the most helpful thing you can think of: you offer to take over and finish the unit, freeing the NQT up to concentrate on her own work.

Whether you are a senior leader or a middle leader, it can be difficult to know how to deal with the problems that people you line-manage

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