The supervision of other staff is a complex task requiring an armoury of skills. In many school/college offices the job of supervisory management is essential for the smooth running of the department. Developing staff as supervisors can provide a substantial improvement in effective working, raise levels of job satisfaction and provide sound continuing professional development. It is a way in which individuals can develop.
Supervisory skills for front-line managers in school/college offices
- Roles and responsibilities – defining the job
- Giving clear instructions / getting the message across
- Taking information and instructions
- Managing the people and dealing with difficult colleagues
- Task v team