Times of change can lead to uncertainty and anxiety – ensure communications are clear and share goals and celebrate successes.
Communication with staff is of paramount importance.
Regular informal meetings with staff – such as at break times and lunchtimes means that any issues can be dealt with in a timely fashion before they can escalate to problems.
A detailed staff handbook is a valuable reference for new members to the team and existing staff.
Ensure the school and its staff develop together with a collegiate approach
Work together with fellow Principals – benefit from their experience and sharing ideas and ways of working
Are roles and responsibilities for all staff clear?
What are the formal and informal means of communication in your school?
Do you have a Staff Handbook? If so, who is responsible for ensuring it is up-to-date?