Getting the Best out of Performance Management in Your School

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Tried-and-tested by specialist educational consultants Hay Management Consultants, this volume will help head teachers and subject leaders make the most out of performance management in their schools.

The government's insistence that each school in England (whether primary or secondary) implements a performance management system has lead schools to see this imposition as yet another bureaucratic chore.

This volume shows how performance ...

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Overview

Tried-and-tested by specialist educational consultants Hay Management Consultants, this volume will help head teachers and subject leaders make the most out of performance management in their schools.

The government's insistence that each school in England (whether primary or secondary) implements a performance management system has lead schools to see this imposition as yet another bureaucratic chore.

This volume shows how performance management can be turned to a school's advantage to improve teaching and school performance. Highly practical in tone, the book shows how schools can turn a government imposition into an opportunity for realistic and tangible improvement.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780749436377
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 129
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

About the authors
Foreword
Preface
Background
Sect. 1 Designing and implementing performance management 1
What is performance management? 3
Why are we doing this? 3
What's in it for you? (WIFY?) 4
Beliefs that underpin successful performance management 4
Principles of our approach 4
Making it work in your school 5
Design issues to address 7
Establishing the ground rules 12
Clear roles/job descriptions 12
School development plans 15
A stepped cascade cycle 16
Establishing the pupil-progress focus 17
Types of review 18
Deciding on pro formas 20
Including support staff 21
Sect. 2 Addressing perceptions: bringing your staff on board 25
The perception of PM as a core process 27
Communication 28
A communications checklist 30
Establishing the right atmosphere 30
Motivation 31
Managing motivation in the performance management cycle 32
Sect. 3 Developing capability 35
Teacher effectiveness 37
What makes a good teacher? 37
Teaching skills 40
Professional characteristics 41
Classroom climate 41
Lesson observation: what to look for 48
Observing one another 49
Sect. 4 A guide for team leaders 51
The team leader and performance management 53
Setting objectives 54
Helping teachers to set objectives 56
Reaching consensus 59
Using professional characteristics in feedback sessions 61
Monitoring and coaching performance 63
Providing effective feedback 66
End-of-year reviews 68
Making a professional judgement 71
Sect. 5 A guide for teachers 73
Setting your objectives 75
What makes a quality objective? 76
Tracking pupil performance 77
Self-review 79
Ten steps for self-review 80
Seeking and responding to feedback 82
Some frequently-asked questions about the review process 83
Finding the time 85
The professional standards model 86
Sect. 6 Monitoring the impact of performance management 99
A guide to monitoring the impact 101
Monitoring your performance management system 103
Creating a balanced scorecard 104
References and further reading 109
Index 112
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