An efficient school administrative system can greatly reduce pressure on teachers and school managers.
Most school administration systems have simply evolved over time. New issues and problems have arisen, and administrative systems are created to meet these issues.
Each is bolted on to the other systems in place without any thought as to the overall impact. As a result the whole administrative system becomes less and less effective.
This has an impact, not only for those who run the school administration, but for the whole school, because if the administration becomes less efficient, then the whole school becomes less efficient. Classroom lessons continue to be taught in the normal way, of course, but the admin that backs everything up becomes less effective at providing that support.
However, there are ways of overcoming this problem – and in many cases they involve very simple changes that will not only benefit the school as a whole, but will also make life much better for those working in the school office.
Indeed, as research by the School of Educational Administration and Management in 2013 has shown, around two thirds of school administrators undertake regular unpaid overtime in order to get their work done.
A promise to these members of staff (and to most of the rest of their colleagues who said that they do occasional unpaid overtime) that they could have this regular demand for overtime reduced inevitably ensures a great welcome in the school office to suggestions of change.
To help with this process the School of Educational Administration and Management has produced a report, “Reducing the pressure on teachers and school managers”, which looks at ways of reforming school administration to the benefit of everyone in the school.
The report is available as an online download for just £4.95 plus VAT and can be obtained directly with payment made by credit card at http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=805
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Director, School of Educational Management and Administration