The recently introduced performance management (PM) arrangements for headteachers and teachers will replace the existing appraisal systems for schools in England. The introduction of PM places a significant responsibility upon governors strategically, and upon senior and middle managers operationally. This is a manual for middle managers and head teachers in secondary schools. It offers support and guidance on the new performance management legislation, the practical issues surrounding its introduction and strategies for successful implementation. The book includes sections on: how to integrate PM into the school's other management processes; what roles and responsibilities need to be carried out; managing the performance of teachers and head teachers; the appraisal cycle; setting objectives; classroom observation; selecting and appointing team leaders; and auditing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Dr Jeff Jones is Senior Education Adviser for CfBT and Associate Director of the Midlands Leadership Centre at the University of Wolverhampton.