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Your school's appraisal policy will outline the exact processes you need to follow. Here you'll find guidance to help you with the key tasks you'll need to complete during the formal stage of the process.

Assess performance against the standards and objectives 

If your school uses the Teachers' Standards, they're intended to:

  • Set minimum expectations (a ‘baseline’) for teachers
  • Assess performance against these expectations

To assess against the standards, consider ways in which the teacher has:

  1. Fulfilled or exceeded the 8 standards from part 1, with evidence relating to each standard
  2. Upheld the qualities outlined in part 2, with examples to demonstrate this

Do you base objectives on the Teachers' Standards?

You'll also be assessing performance against the individual's objectives. Your school may choose to link an objective to the Teachers' Standards, or it may only have objectives related to the school improvement plan (SIP). 

For example, at Waldegrave School for Girls in Richmond, Surrey, each teacher has 2 objectives.

The objective linked to the standards is set according to the needs of

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