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Last reviewed on 2 September 2021
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Get expert advice on setting performance objectives for your phase leaders, and see example objectives for all phase leaders, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) teachers, and teachers new to phase leadership.

Set appropriate objectives, and don’t overload your staff

Be mindful not to set more objectives than one person needs - generally, 3 is enough. You can then set objectives that best suit your school improvement priorities and the skills and experience of the individual.

Use the objectives to show a phase leader's continuing professional development (CPD) in:

  • Phase leadership
  • Teaching and learning responsibilities
  • Running successful meetings
  • Planning improvements to pupil progress
  • Lesson observations
  • Successful self-evaluation

If you're not sure how to get started, read our guide to writing 'SMART' performance objectives.

Phase leader: performance objectives

Our associate education expert, David Roche, suggested these performance objectives for phase leaders. 

Objective: pupil progress 

The phase leader will have implemented and monitored strategies to increase the percentage of pupils making an agreed amount of progress in English and maths by the end of the phase.

Success criteria:

  • Strategies presented to the line manager and implemented
  • Increased percentage of pupils making the agreed amount of progress

Monitoring arrangements and evidence:

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