Last reviewed on 27 February 2024
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Pupil referral units

Adapt our model appraisal policy to use in your school, or use our checklist to make sure your own policy covers everything it needs to. Also see examples of school policies covering appraisal of teachers' performance.

Download and customise our model appraisal policy 

Maintained schools and pupil referral units must have an appraisal policy. Having this policy is not a requirement for other types of school, but you may still find it useful.

Our policy has been approved by Forbes Solicitors and was developed in consultation with the school leaders' union NAHT. It is based on the DfE's model teacher appraisal policy and includes an appraisal report template created with Jeremy Bird, one of our associate education experts.

Please note: This policy is aimed primarily at maintained schools and academies, but you can adapt it to suit any school. If you wish to use the policy in a different type of setting, we recommend you check this policy against any requirements or considerations specific to your context and adapt it accordingly.

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