In a staff meeting, the members of a school — the teachers, administrative assistance, and headmaster assemble to discuss the educational progress, subjects, syllabus, etc., that will help the school or university’s smooth functioning. In a staff meeting, the main aim is to exchange opinions, ideas, feedback towards the students learning outcomes. The staff meeting is one of the most important professional development opportunities for school or university development.
There are three types of staff meetings in school or university — formal, informal, and emergency meetings. Formal meetings are taking place at fixed intervals, and are planned beforehand. The formal meeting structure has a strict time-limit, and the discussion by each member should be constructive and written down to ensure addressing the essential issues only. Informal meetings do not necessarily include all staff members. Usually, some staff members gather to discuss some issues or to schedule a formal appointment. Emergency meetings happen when the school or university faces unpredictable circumstances, and the meeting is held immediately without any prior notice.
At the end of every staff meeting, the headmaster or committee members set the goals and time frame for everyone. Thus, it emphasises the importance of the involvement of each member.
For example, due to a case of indiscipline by a group of students in school during an event, the principal called an emergency staff meeting to discuss how to improve school discipline.