Is there a proforma for observing lessons based on the Ofsted framework? We provide a KeyDoc lesson observation form, created with our associate experts, reflecting Ofsted grade descriptors. We include advice on observing lessons and a case study from a teaching school, explaining the forms it uses.
What standards are used to assess early years teachers? We explain that all teachers in maintained schools must be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards. We also look at whether academies are required to use the Teachers' Standards, and at using the early years Teachers' Standards for appraisal.
Do you have a performance management checklist? We have worked with one of our associate education experts to create a downloadable performance management checklist. We also provide information about the appraisal cycle.
How can we manage appraisal for staff who have been on maternity leave? This article cites advice from the DfE, ACAS and one of our associate education experts on managing appraisal and pay progression when staff have been on maternity leave. You will also find examples of pay policies.
Do support staff need to receive formal performance management? The DfE explains that there is no statutory requirement relating to support staff, but it is good practice. This article relays guidance on aspects such as appointing appraisers and dealing with underperformance.
Is there advice on performance management for midday supervisors? This article has examples of potential targets and performance objectives, as well as professional standards these staff can be measured against. It also includes a downloadable KeyDoc form for observing midday supervisors.
How can I do performance management for administrative staff? In this article, you will find advice and KeyDoc proformas to help you with the performance management of support staff. We also point to suggested objectives and standards.
Must we do appraisal for teaching assistants (TAs)? This article explains that there are no statutory requirements for the performance management of school support staff, but that it is good practice. It relays advice from one of our associate education experts on appraisal for TAs.
Are there any performance management forms for support staff? One of our associate education experts has created downloadable templates of annual and mid-year performance review forms. We also link to examples of proformas from a local authority and related materials from schools.
Look through this article for help when you're completing an appraisal of your caretakers or site managers. It includes a downloadable example appraisal form, as well as guidance on setting performance objectives.
How does appraisal for teaching assistants work? This article answers frequently asked questions about the performance management of teaching assistants (TAs), including whether TAs should be appraised, observing TAs, and line managers for TAs.
A new bill would give regional schools commissioners (RSCs) the power to force schools to academise. However, there are fears that this would create a conflict of interests, since RSCs are currently judged on how many local schools convert.
Is there guidance on SBM performance management? We relay advice from a teaching school and NASBM on appraisal of school business managers, and refer to NASBM's professional standards. We also include advice from one of our associate education experts on evaluating progress towards objectives.
How do schools handle performance management for support staff? This article features case studies from two primary schools and an all-through special school. We also link to case studies and guidance from two LAs and relay advice from one of our associate education experts on this topic.
Are NQTs subject to performance management arrangements? This article looks at the appraisal regulations, and statutory guidance on newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction. It also looks at guidance on assessing NQTs, and whether NQTs are entitled to a pay rise after completing induction.
How much non-contact time should subject leaders get? This article looks at leadership and management time for teachers under the STPCD, with guidance on how much time to allow, and examples of how much time schools allocate. It also features a case study on using management time.
Are there examples of toolkits for managing behaviour? We point to toolkits for managing classroom behaviour, including challenging and consistently poor behaviour. This article also includes a video about another approach to behaviour management, and links to further tips and resources.
This article includes our model premises management policy that you can adapt to suit your school. We link to examples of premises management policies from primary and secondary schools. We also link to premises management strategies, and guidance from the DfE.
What should the annual cycle for budget management look like? We have created downloadable budget planners for maintained schools and academies with the help of three of our associate education experts. We also list key considerations for managing the school budget throughout the year.