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Inconsistently applied performance management could lead to a £100,000+ tribunal award

Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust v Dippenaar Bethnal Green Academy were found to have unfairly dismissed a PE teacher with 13 years’ experience whose teaching had been found to be consistently highly rated until the appointment of a new Head of Faculty/Director of Learning. Ms Dippenaar’s performance had been reflected in an Ofsted inspection […]

Ofsted: ‘don’t use lesson observations to label teachers’

Performance management systems should not be focused too narrowly on lesson observations, according to Ofsted’s lead official for further education and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we created our Triangulation Tool for our performance management system Standards Tracker. This allows schools and colleges to choose what evidence they want to collect and create their […]

Educate’s Top 5 Tips for Addressing Ofsted’s Appraisal and Pay Agenda

TIP 1: FOCUS ON TEACHING OVER TIME RATHER THAN OVERALL LESSON OBSERVATION GRADES. Several schools we have worked with recently have said they are moving away from giving an overall grade for a lesson; preferring instead to give graded feedback on the quality of the individual components of professional practice seen – marking, differentiation, assessment, […]