Study type: 
Group study

Performance Management

Practical training materials to support all performance reviewers to carry out consistent, effective appraisal 

How to use this course

This course is split into seven units.

The units are aimed at all staff with responsibility for appraisals in schools - this may be SLT or middle managers.

Each unit is between 1 hour and 90 minutes, and can be presented at a staff meeting or as a larger training day.

Author and trainer

Josephine Smith

Now that performance links so closely with pay, it has never been more crucial that you have robust performance management and appraisal procedures in your school. Ensuring that all appraisers are trained to carry out their role consistently and effectively is central to creating a fair system which is supported by teachers and senior leaders alike.

This course is broken down into 7 units which can be selected and adapted based on your school’s needs. Topics include:

  • Performance management and the law
  • Setting targets
  • Monitoring progress
  • Reviewing progress
  • Challenging underperformance
  • Linking school improvement and appraisal
  • Ofsted and performance management.

Written by deputy headteacher Josephine Smith, this course contains tried and tested best practice advice which has been proven to develop robust performance management procedures.

After completing this course, or a unit within it, contact us to receive your certificate of attendance on