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.

Last reviewed on 29 November 2021
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  1. Use our template appraisal report to review teachers’ progress
  2. What your appraisal reports must cover
  3. How to complete your appraisal reports

Use our template appraisal report to review teachers’ progress

It reflects the The Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012 for maintained schools, which state that you must:

  • Review the performance of all teachers in your school for each appraisal period (usually every 12 months) - this applies to all school teachers, including those who are members of the senior leadership team (SLT)
  • Provide a written report to teachers for that appraisal period

The regulations don't apply to academies. If you're from an academy trust, you're free to determine your own appraisal arrangements. Check your appraisal policy to be sure you're following your trust's requirements for appraisal reports. It may specify a certain template to be used, or for certain items to be included.

Our template is also in line with the joint NEU and NAHT recommendations for appraisal.

When adapting the template for SLT teachers,