Middle leaders have influential positions within schools, yet they may not be provided with specific middle leadership development to undertake this complex role. Research conducted by Robson & Bassett (2017) both highlighted the need for leadership development and meaningful appraisal. In the absence of a national middle leadership programme, the onus falls on schools to develop and appraise their middle leaders. This seminar aims to explore the development needs of those specifically leading from the middle, by examining key principles and practical strategies for their implementation.
With the introduction of Kāhui Ako, the call for middle leadership development has become even more urgent.