Support staff as leaders of learning

Deirdre Torrance

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This chapter explores the tensions that arise among staff who are engaged with supporting learning – a role that is more complex and diverse than ever, with higher expectations and demands in relation to leadership for learning. A distributed perspective is offered on leadership and management for exploring these increased expectations, the increasingly diverse needs of learners, and the implications for support staff who are able to observe the mental health and well-being of learners. The potential of coaching and mentoring support and ongoing professional development for support staff as leaders of learning is discussed, and recommendations are made for their initial training, ongoing learning and line management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental Health and Well-Being in the Learning and Teaching Environment
EditorsM. Fleming, C.R. Martin, H. Smith
PublisherSwan and Horn
ISBN (Print)9781909675025
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


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