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Leadership: How to run effective meetings

Meetings matter, but too often in schools they can turn into long-winded affairs wasting precious staff time. Robbie Burns takes a look at how we can make our meetings more efficient and better

Meetings are not ends in themselves. Good meetings produce good actions from leaders and teachers, leading to better outcomes for students; better still, good structures for meetings produce strong leaders who lead meetings at every level which engages all staff in supporting great outcomes for students.

Good meetings are not an end in themselves; they are catalysts for change, for improvement, for growth and, ultimately, for ensuring our students achieve the best possible outcomes. Meetings really, really matter.

What’s the point of meetings?

It is often said that without a purpose, no meeting should take place. But I think having a purpose for a meeting doesn’t go far enough.

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