Appraisal and Union ActionThis afternoon about the processExtraordinary staff meeting for teachers next Wednesday (3.20pm) to look at how we move forward w.r.t. union action.
New Regulations came into beingSeptember 2012 Renaming-Performance Management -Appraisal DfE Model Policy was a joint one for Appraisal and Capability Ribblesdale/Lancashire separated the two Many similarities to PM
Differences Performance will be assessed against the revised TEACHERS’ STANDARDS (2012 teachers standards , Post Threshold Standards 2011 and Leadership Standards 2011) These standards set a benchmark against which performance is assessed. To be used to set objectives/targets for future performance-no limit on number but minimum of three for Ribblesdale Schools will be able to decide how much observation is necessary-NUT/NASUWT national action aimed at limiting to 3hrs of any form of observation
Differences Review period dates are not specified The regulations have been simplified - are less prescriptive (removal of the time limits for recording of plans) OfSTED will track objectives to CPD provision OfSTED can triangulate their observations to performance assessed in appraisal reviews-have stated they will look at quality of teaching and pay progression??? How??
The appraisal process Period runs for 12 months (11 months for 1st cycle) The head teacher needs to ensure all other teachers are appraised and ensures consistency of standards The objectives and performance need to link with improving educational provision The teacher should be informed of the standards their performance will be assessed against Teachers’ Standards. Post Threshold Standards or Leadership Standards Moderation/quality assurance process should take place to ensure objectives consistent across teachers with similar roles/levels of experience Objectives should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound
Example 1 of objectiveHere is a poor example….To use ICT more as part of your lessons
Example 2 of objectiveBy July 2013, use 3 different forms of ICT in your schemes of workin your subject area for key stage 3 lessons, demonstrated throughplanning, delivery and work sampling Specific States what the teacher is required to do eg to use 3 different forms of ICT in schemes of work for their subject area for key stage 3 lesson Measurable States how you will know if you have achieved it (you will be able to check their planning, what they have delivered (through observation) and in work sampling Achievable Gives teacher the opportunity to develop the work and within subject area Realistic The teacher is able to achieve this as has the time to do it Time-bound To be achieved by July 2013
Getting the most out of appraisalReviewing performance involves: Setting objectives correctly Observation Development and support Feedback No surprises! Ongoing dialogue – don’t leave it to the final assessment
The annual assessmentThe appraisal report will include: Teacher’s objectives Assessment of performance against objectives and teachers’ standards Assessment of teacher’s development needs and any action Recommendation on pay (where relevant)-UPS & Leadership Spine
Timeframe All reviews for 2011-12 should be completed by 26th October and with line managers (forward copies to Charlotte). This will be the last time this documentation is used November 12th new online forms for appraisal go live Friday November 30th all new targets are set via online system October 2013 targets reviewed and new ones entered onto system.