Managing Change

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The little book of managing change

Contents
Introduction Principles of change Effective leadership Inclusive culture Broad collaboration Change teams A proven change process Rational, political and emotional considerations 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 The TDA change management process Stage 1. Mobilise Tool: icebreaking Tool: brainstorming Stage 2. Discover Tool: a week in the life of... Tool: prioritisation matrix Stage 3. Deepen Tool: fishbone analysis Tool: five whys Stage 4. Develop Tool: problem solving, team building (PSTB) Tool: stakeholder mapping Stage 5. Deliver Tool: managing uncertainty Further reading 31 33 34 36 11 13 14 16 18 19 21 23 24 26 28 29

Introduction
Welcome to this guide to managing change.
We have created this booklet to help you lead and manage the process of change in your school. The booklet explains an effective change approach and provides simple, practical tools to use throughout your change journey. Our five-stage change model is a proven way to embed a flexible, inclusive and successful working style to meet new challenges and further develop a positive, proactive culture. The TDA change management process will help you and your colleagues stay on track to deliver planned outcomes and sustainable capability.

Who should read this booklet
This booklet is written for all change leaders – headteachers and senior leaders – who are embracing new ways of working to benefit children and the whole school team. People in change teams will also find practical advice in the change management process section, which outlines the TDA change process and gives examples of tools.

How to use this booklet
You can read this booklet cover to cover, beginning with the key elements of leading change. Later, the booklet takes you through the change process in steps, with supporting tools for each stage. Alternatively, you can dip in as needed throughout your change journey.

The little book of managing change

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Workforce modernisation and the TDA’s role in change
The changing world in which we live today – where globalisation and emerging technologies are key levers – has required schools not only to respond to change but be proactive in leading and managing it. The TDA’s process is helping ensure that programmes, such as workforce modernisation and extended schools, are embraced by schools and that schools are equipped to meet new challenges effectively. Schools that are in an ongoing process of change often have a strong focus on teaching and learning, an inclusive, collaborative culture and proactive teams representing the school community.

We work closely with partners such as the Workforce Agreement Monitoring Group (WAMG), Rewards and Incentives Group (RIG), regional government offices and local authorities (LAs). On extended schools, we are working with ContinYou and 4Children to provide support to schools and LAs. With a network of regional delivery partnerships of advisers, trainers and consultants, we support LAs in working with the country’s 23,500 schools to embed extended services in and around schools. We also engage with governor associations and have links with voluntary and community bodies, elected members and providers of health and youth justice services.

Our work includes pathfinders, training events, learning networks, coaching and targeted one-to-one support. Visit www.tda.gov.uk/remodelling for more about the TDA’s work.

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The little book of managing change

Principles of change

Principles of change

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Leading change When leading change, you need to collaborate with stakeholders to determine individual local solutions – one size does not fit all. The TDA change process enables your individual school to produce made-to-measure plans, actions and outcomes. Our approach is based on six principles: effective leadership, an inclusive culture, broad collaboration, change teams, a proven change process and rational, political and emotional...
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