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In the company organization, the term "staff members" is used to define the group of experts who have the task of providing assistance, advice, control or coordination, to the office or manager on whom they depend.

logo.jpg   In the school environment, we have begun to talk about “the headmaster’s staff members” since the schools acquired their organizational autonomy. Headmasters are asked to help building, on the one hand, an organizational and business culture of a "managerial" type, with the aim of developing responsibility for results, on the other hand they are required to exercise leadership to support learning processes, innovation, professional development of schoolteachers, collaborative relationships with the school community and the local area.In order to face the complexity of the new role, headmasters, therefore, need to make use of a group of collaborators to oversee certain organizational-administrative and educational-didactic-pedagogical aspects, which, in the context of the school where they operate, are considered priorities. The headmasters need to count on professionally trained and motivated people who can assist his/her action, taking into account they have to face all problems of the school institutions: school sizing, regencies, the social situation inside and outside the schools, often highly conflicting, the increasingly pressing obligations and responsibilities.

One member of the staff is certainly the Director of General and Administrative Services (DGAS) who plays a specific professional role, while the other members are identified among the teachers, useful to support the development of the autonomous school. These “second level managers” are the collaborators of the DS and the “funzioni strumentali” (FFSS) charged of specific sectors of the school.In the past, the Teachers’ Board elected the teachers in charge of collaborating with the headmaster. With the introduction of school management, art. 25-bis of Legislative Decree 59/1998, then transfused in art. 25 of Legislative Decree 165/2001, provided that "in carrying out his organizational and administrative functions, the manager may make use of teachers identified by him, to whom specific tasks may be delegated". The Council of State, in opinion no. 1021/2000, indicated the absence, in the new system of school management, the figure of the assistant headmaster as not expressly provided for. The CCNL of the school sector recognized two collaborators of the school manager who can be paid through FIS funds.  The novelty introduced by Law 107/2015 concerns the content of art. 1 paragraph 83: "the headmaster can identify up to 10% of teachers within the autonomous staff who assist him/her in the organizational and didactic support of the educational institution". This means that the DS collaborators may be more than two units and one or more of them will be able to exercise their function assigned to enhancement, organization and coordination.

These staff members, both the headmaster’s coordinators and the FFSS, are the middle management of school organization; the former oriented on the management side, with delegation of tasks; the latter operate on the educational and enhancement side of teaching professionalism.According to the current National Collective Labour Agreement, the FFSS are identified by the Teachers’ Board for the creation and management of the TYPS (Three-year Program of Studies) and training projects in agreement with organizations and institutions outside the school. The Academic Board defines their attribution criteria and their sector of competence. At their start, they were seen as a first step towards the recognition of new professional and career profiles or "system figures" in support of school autonomy, but this possible path of differentiation has not been carried out. The perspectives outlined in the "La Buona Scuola" report outline a new legal status for teachers recognizing differences of skills, commitments and merits as well as length of service.The headmaster will be able to independently choose among the teachers the strategic members for the coordination of the didactic innovation activities, for the evaluation or the orientation and to reward their commitment economically.

Other members of the headmaster’s staff are the referents of the branch (still called "trustees", role not codified but necessary), coordinators or project managers, network coordinators, the Head of the Prevention and Protection Service.Taken together, the various staff members support the DS in decision-making processes, in identifying needs and strategies for improving the quality of the school service. The headmaster’s ability to enhance and use the potential of his/her collaborators is fundamental, stimulating their creativity in the search for innovative solutions to problems and encouraging motivation through consensus and participation in achieving the objectives. It is a matter of exercising participatory and distributed leadership among the collaborators themselves, which is expressed in particular in the awareness of their role and in adopting a behavioural style to play especially in the demanding challenge of interpersonal relationships.

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