“Truly great leaders spend as much time collecting and acting upon feedback as they do providing it” Alexander Lucia
As of late I have been very busy delivering supervision training in line with the revised safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS.
One issue that comes up time and time again, irrespective of whether the delegate is a manager or owner, is that they receive no supervision or have a one-to-one with anyone. This is the same whether their setting is in the private, voluntary, independent or maintained sector.
This worries me slightly, as I believe that this should be in place for many different reasons: to discuss leadership and management issues, to focus on their own personal and professional development and, more importantly, to discuss how they support staff to make a difference to children’s learning and development.
Over the years I have coached, mentored and carried out supervision with managers and owners, with a focus on developing the managers’ skills and talents, internal restructuring and fine tuning the managers’ leadership style in order to continuously develop the provision.
Within these meetings I set realistic actions, making sure that the manager stays focused on the task in hand.
With this in mind, if you are a manager and or owner, please feel free to get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org as to how I can effectively support you and your setting to enhance practice, via one-to-one sessions.
Please see my other blog on supervision: http://laurachildcare.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/at-last-supervision/
In addition, my new Effective Supervision Course, via The Childcare Company: http://sc2013.laserlearning.org/LLSC_CourseDetail.aspx?user=0&cc=33
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