Tag: Performance Review


ILM Coaching and Mentoring Unit 500 (1.3)

This is the second of two post sharing extracts from my ILM Unit Coaching and Mentoring Unit 500 submission. Section 1.3 requires candidates to present “the business rationale for either coaching or mentoring.” With Performance Management deadlines looming, I was hoping that this section response may stimulate conversation on alternatives to failing practice on performance…
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19 Sep ’19 0

Ratings as part of performance review #fail

With October looming, I am back challenging performance review or appraisal (often referenced as performance management) and particularly the use of “teacher ratings.” It is nearly as preposterous as presenting the percentage of “Outstanding lessons?” It comes the day after I was reflecting on my Coaching supervision session and whether “coaching” or “supervision” approached could…
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17 Sep ’19 0

Performance Reviews – think again (part 2)

Two weeks in and school is starting to find a rhythm. One of the few things new staff can be grateful for is, that for the most part, they will have already agreed their contractual terms and therefore there is no need for a 2017-18 performance review closing review conversation. However, there will need to be…
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16 Sep ’18 0

Performance Reviews – think again (part 1)

Cards on the table. I am highly critical of triennial performance reviews, performance management, of any flavour that casts dark skies over many schools up and down the country. I have been banging my very little drum, as loudly as I possibly can, telling anyone who will listen that performance review and performance related pay (PRP)…
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15 Sep ’18 0

Accountability for 12%

The interim review phase of leadership reminded me to search out a bookmarked social media post from Thomas Rogers. Targets (I implore you to not use that term “aims / objectives”) were set back in October. We are approaching internal and external assessments and as yet we do not have any terminal performance data to assess what has been…
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9 May ’18 0

Halloween horror PRP

I will not be letting the issues surrounding Performance Related Pay go unchallenged. Not now, not tomorrow. Only when the horrors, frailties, flaws and failings of PRP within education are accepted and replaced by more developmental appraisal approaches will I quieten my stance. Developmental being the critical descriptor here as our teacher workforce grows thinner (the…
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29 Oct ’17 0