My Candid Advice to School Owners
I have received quite a number of calls from agitated school owners who need help with managing their schools.
I'd like to share my candid pieces of advice with the hope that you'll find them useful.
1. That you're an investor or entrepreneur does not necessarily mean you have to be directly involved with the day-to-day operations of your school. Leave this for experienced professionals to do.
2. For you to have peace of mind, ensure you hire the right personnel for each position. Whilst it is difficult to get staff that meet all your checklists, it is important that they are trained to make up for their inadequacies.
3. You need a proper structure such that the school can go on efficiently whether you're physically present or not.
4. When you hire the right professionals, allow them to work. Stop meddling in everything they do. If you do not understand a decision they have taken, confirm from another professional. Allow your staff the right to take decisions on their job positions.
5. Ensure every member of staff has a job role and properly documented job description, and knows who to report to. That means you must have a good organogram.
6. Ensure there are performance objectives and proper appraisal. Without effective performance management, it will be impossible to get the best performance out of the staff.
7. Find a reward system for exceptional staff to encourage others to aspire to be at their best.
8. Develop and encourage a conducive workplace through a positive work culture. Your organisation should not promote toxicity. Build a formidable team.
Team work and collaboration pays off eventually.
8. Ensure there is continuous professional development for all staff members. Your staff must keep abreast of changing trends in teaching methods and management.
9. Provide the right resources for the staff to work with. If you have high expectations from them, the then they should be equipped with the right resources.
10. Ensure there's an effective feedback mechanism from the staff and clients. Communication is very important.
11. Ensure there are policies and procedures to guide the operations of your school. Decisions and delegations must never be done from sentiments, but from the guidelines provided by the policies of your school.
12. Develop a school improvement plan and implement.
13. Invest in a mentor or a coach. if you must work with a consultant, please ensure you do so with one who has worked successfully in a school and achieved the kind of results you are looking for. This will eventually pay off
And all of these are only possible when you have a clearly defined vision and mission for your school.
Do you struggle with any of these? Call #theadminqueen right away on 08035880367 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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