This article is based on advice from our associate education experts Fred Birkett, Brendan Hollyer, Graeme Hornsby and Gulshan Kayembe.
Check and understand your appraisal process
As an academy trust you're free to determine your own appraisal process, as explained in paragraph 128 of the Governance Handbook.
The board of trustees is ultimately responsible for your appraisal and the chair of trustees will likely lead this performance management process.
To clarify what your process is, check:
- Your scheme of delegation, to find out who's involved
- Your appraisal policy, if you have one
- The terms and conditions in your contract, which may refer to the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) or the ‘Green Book’ (the conditions of service for school support staff)
The appraisal committee will likely be your chair of trustees and include 2 others, such as: