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  • Appraisal: 360-degree feedback form Download our template form for gathering 360-degree feedback for staff performance reviews, and save yourself some time if you're making your own.
  • Appraisal: stages of the cycle What are the main stages of the performance management process? We outline the key phases as suggested in the DfE's optional model policy for teacher appraisal. We also include a case study of how one teaching school manages its appraisal cycle.
  • Appraising staff on maternity leave Understand your legal responsibilities for performance managing teachers on maternity leave, and get tips on how to schedule meetings and set appraisal targets.
  • Line management of middle leaders How can senior leaders manage middle leaders effectively? One of our associate education experts suggests how line managers can prepare for and conduct effective meetings with middle leaders. We also include a case study looking at line management of middle leaders in a secondary school.
  • Performance management checklists Use our checklists to make sure your performance management process follows regulations and good practice and your line managers know what’s expected of them.
  • School staff appraisal: requirements and approaches UpdatedGet an overview of the requirements for appraising your staff, plus case studies and links to more detailed guidance on appraising teachers and support staff.
  • Setting performance objectives for different career stages How are objectives set for teachers at different career stages? Four of our associate experts suggest ways to base objectives on career stage expectations, and how to set challenging objectives for more-experienced teachers. A KeyDoc sets out objectives for different parts of the pay range.
  • Staff feedback forms: appraisal process Are there forms for gathering feedback on the appraisal process? We worked with one of our associate experts to create a downloadable KeyDoc form for asking for feedback from staff on the appraisal process. We also point to an example of a form from ACAS.
  • Teacher appraisal and capability: requirements Learn what the requirements are for appraisals and capability processes for teachers.
  • Teacher appraisal reports: template and guidance Understand what teacher appraisal reports need to contain and how to complete them, and download our template report to use to review your teachers' progress and objectives.
  • Teacher on a page: template Find our downloadable 'teacher on a page' report that you can use to track a teacher's performance across an appraisal cycle.