Best Practice

CPD workshop: Getting appraisal and performance management right

In this regular article, Steve Burnage talks us through CPD workshop ideas that can be adapted for your school. This time he looks at how to get appraisal practices right

The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of a 45-minute interactive training session to develop the skills and knowledge of those new to middle leadership. The training outline is below while the slides and a participant’s handout are available from the SecEd website (see above).

In most schools, it is part of a middle leader’s role to manage the performance of others. This is often done through formal and informal conversations that go together to form an appraisal of that person. By the end of this session you will be able to:

Activity: Consider your middle leadership role:

Remember: bad performance management is seen as a one-off event that is done to people. Good performance management is an on-going improvement conversation.

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