Thanks to all the great comments on my last post I’ve decided to air some questions I have about schools and the running there of. Thoughts and opinions on these, especially from managers, directors et al, are most welcome.
1)What is the best structure for a school?
Is it the traditional: DOS
Or how about a flatter structure of:
DOS – Teachers (each with special responsilities)
Then there’s the more middle management one of:
Heads of courses
Heads of contract/freelance staff
2)Should we have more freedom for teachers to create their own courses or tighter syllabi?
3)Are annual appraisals enough, how about bi-annual ones? And what’s the purpose of them?
4)What degree of input should teachers have on how the school runs?
5)Does a school need DELTA/MA qual teachers? If courses are well-designed then are CELTA grads enough (they’re cheaper too).
6)How much and what form of TD is actually desired or has Twitter replaced in-houses TD already?
7)Should the DOS still teach or just do the management side?
8)Should a DOS be a teacher or would a business manager be better?
9)Would a secretary or admin assistant be more qualified and efficient to deal with timetabling and admin thus freeing the DOS/ADOS up for more teaching/school matters?
Any comments are most welcome.