Training Courses

These full-day courses are aimed at School Leaders and Managers with appraisal responsibility for support or teaching staff and the skills needed to ensure a meaningful, focused and fair appraisal that drives high performance in School.

Sessions address the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil both strategic and operational responsibilities including:

  • At a strategic level communicating policy, providing direction and ensuring a streamlined process linked to school improvement and focusing on impacting standards
  • Operationally, providing good, effective management with clearly defined objectives and expectations, coupled with appropriate monitoring and support

Development of these skills will go a long way towards addressing weaknesses in performance with a view to avoiding the need for formal procedures

Benefits of Attending

  • Increased confidence in fulfilling your role as an appraiser
  • Improved knowledge of the process and skills to effectively drive high performance from target setting to developmental feedback
  • An understanding of the link between appraisal and pay progression

What’s Covered?

  • A detailed overview of the appraisal cycle and how it can support the drive for school improvement and high performance
  • The link between appraisal and pay and understanding pay progression for teachers and support staff
  • Performance standards, “What does outstanding look like in our School?”
  • SMART objectives – an overview and how to set SMART objectives
  • Conducting effective performance reviews – planning and approach
  • Providing developmental feedback as well as addressing performance concerns
  • Roles and responsibilities of the appraiser and appraisee and how the School and appraisers can support staff to achieve their full potential