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5 Types of Manager to Avoid.

If you have ever been a teacher you may well be able to relate to these characters. The bosses everyone dreads having. Those that make you wish David Brent could take over. If you can think of any others add them in the comments!

  1. The Master of Surprise

Will appear when you least expect it. They may be trying to catch you out. They may not. Who can tell?

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2. The credit taker.

Had a great idea? Project implemented successfully? Oh no you didn’t.

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3. The Quasher of creativity

Its their way or the highway I’m afraid. You are here to do the work they tell you. Keep those ideas to yourself.


4. The Blameshifter

Also see number 2, will take the credit but if something goes wrong. Guess who’s fault that will be!


5. The Helicopter

Want every decision questioned? Do you love having someone looking over your shoulder? Don’t like being trusted? Well you need the helicopter boss.






4 thoughts on “5 Types of Manager to Avoid.”

  1. Yep. The credit taker. I’ve had a few of those. The stupidest one would take my knowledge/ideas and repeat them at the wrong time! Eg. She was a SENCO leading an INSET on Differentiation and instead just regurgitated everything I had told her about analysing CATS scores the day before. Totally irrelevant but suprisingly, nobody said “Um…. this is supposed to be on differentiating for SEN?”

  2. I had to observe her once teaching History where she talked about Concentration Camps in WW1 and how growing up in the UK in the 80s we were all CONSTANTLY checking for bombs under our cars left by the IRA. She was from NZ. Another History teacher claimed that America was never involved in WW2 and nobody questioned/argued with her. Head of Department always introduced her to everyone as a “historian”. She’s a SENCO now too which is worrying.

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