Prepare for the appraisal
Check you’re familiar with the teacher appraisal requirements.
Before the appraisal, think about your deputy headteacher’s performance objectives and consider:
- How well they’ve been met
- What new objectives you might want to set
Check your deputy head’s job description and use this to help you set useful objectives.
Set clear objectives
Your deputy headteacher should have objectives that relate to:
- At least 1 school improvement priority
- Teaching, if they have teaching responsibilities
Make sure responsibilities are clearly defined so that the deputy headteacher knows what they’re accountable for. This will also make their performance management and objectives more focused.
It’ll also encourage the deputy headteacher to take ownership of their objectives.