New Performance Management process
From September 2007
Imposed by RIG (DfES, NAHT, NASUWT,ATL, ASCL)
What it means to teachers right now:
A: What should have happened already:
Targets/Objectives should have been set last year under the old scheme
There should have been consultation with staff on a new Performance Management Policy and a new Classroom Observation Protocol (see NUT models above)
The headteacher will have decided who is to be your reviewer (this must be a qualified teacher and a person who has some line management responsibility for you).
A calendar should have been issued to all staff setting out the deadlines for the review statement and observations to be completed.
B. What should be happening NOW:
|Day 1||The Planning Meeting|
Reviewer prepares Draft planning and review statement
Copy passed to reviewee
Reviewer prepares and signs final version
Review may add comments
Review submits the signed statement to HT
Headteacher has 10 days in which to review each statement and to decide if amendments are required. The HT must take into account any comments from the reveiwee. The headteacher "moderates" all statements to ensure that the objectives are appropriate given the experience, responsibilities and salary point of the reviewee.
|From Day 21||- If the reviewee accepts the planning and review statement, and no changes have been made by the HT||
No further action - the PM cycle begins
|- if the reviewee does not accept the planning and review satement and no changes have been made by the HT||The reviewee may appeal ***. It is important that reviewees do not accept "aspirational" or numerical targets which will be very difficult or impossible to achieve. Remember that if your line manager agrees that the targets have been met, you will get any increase payable. If the line manager says you have not met the targets, it is most likely that you would not get any increase for which you were eligible. So it is important only to accept achievable objectives.|
|Day 21 - 31||- if the headteacher instructs the reviewer to make changes||
The process from days 1-10 is repeated:
Reviewer consults with reviewee
Reviewer prepares a new planning and review statement and passes a copy to the reviewee
Revised statement signed and re-submitted to headteacher before day 31.
If the reviewee still does not accept the statement, the reviewee may appeal. ***
*** Appeals must be lodged within 10 days of receipt by the reviewee of the final version of the Review Statement
No appeal can be lodged until after moderation of the draft statement by the headteacher