Holding the headteacher to account is one of the core governor responsibilities, and performance management provides the formal framework in which to do that. But, how do you ensure that you and your governing body make the most of this opportunity by selecting the best team, using appropriate external advice and setting challenging but realistic targets?
Whether you’re new to leading performance reviews or not, the implementation of PRP means that there will be a different element to these annual discussions with staff in your school. Preparation is key, and deputy headteacher Josephine Smith will present practical ideas and points to reflect upon as you begin this process:
As a school middle leader, managing your workload alongside your leadership commitments can be a daunting task. Paul K Ainsworth offers his insight on the school year and how best to manage your duties. The downloadable checklist offers suggestions on how to structure your workload across each term
Dealing with difficult colleagues can be the most challenging aspect of leadership. Alex Masters talks to school leadership consultant Edward Gildea about common issues that you may face and how best to approach with them
Heather Mitchell, solicitor at education lawyers Browne Jacobson, explains how you can approach the difficult issue of managing underperformance of senior teachers through your performance management process