Performance Management in Maintained Schools in England
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The Coalition Government introduced new arrangements for performance management and capability proceedings which took effect from September 2012. NASUWT members should read the NASUWT's Taking Control of Your Performance Management advice (this document is only available to NASUWT members).
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Further NASUWT advice on performance management/appraisal, the NASUWT Guidance on How to use the Teachers’ Standards, a Classroom observation protocol and the Taking Control of Your Performance Management advice, including a Model Appraisal Report and Planning Section (Annex 6) and Model Appeals Letters (Annex 7) that can be amended, are available in the 'Performance Management' box on the right-hand side of the page.
Members should be aware that the NASUWT National Action Instructions remain firmly in place and should be adhered to, especially in terms of lesson observation.
The NASUWT has prepared a Model Performance Management Policy and Commentary for use by the Union’s Representatives and members as the basis for in-school discussions where schools seek to make changes to existing performance management arrangements. They should be read in conjunction with the latest NASUWT Performance management/appraisal checklist (England).
NASUWT negotiators have been advised not to agree to any local authority or school policy which has provisions outwith the NASUWT Performance management/appraisal checklist (England) and the NASUWT Model Performance Management Policy.
Even if the policy has all the features the Union might want there should be no agreement that any aspect of the NASUWT's action instructions would be varied or lifted.