chapter  3
Effective administration
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The administrative workload is extremely heavy, a lot of it comes down to pastoral managers, either from the senior management or from outside agencies, so it is reactive, and there is always an urgency factor they have to do it, if not sooner! The time available to a middle manager in a school to deal with the administrative tasks in school time is necessarily limited by their teaching commitment. The administration of pastoral managers’ house or year group and the paperwork which goes with it are important parts of their management responsibility, but they are the means to an end, not the end itself. The number of administrative tasks needing to be done and the volume of paperwork has certainly not decreased over time, although the nature of some of it has changed, and more of it has to be computerized than in the past.