Noticeboard category : Performance Related Pay

Nigel Middleton to retire in July 2015

A note from Nigel:  Dear Colleague, After 16 years of travelling around the country helping with appraisal and pay progression issues, I will be retiring from this area of work in July 2015 – although I will go on advising Educate as it continues to grow. As a follow-up to the advice that Neil and […]

February course: Performance pay, appraisal, governor involvement and Ofsted.

Failure to involve governors strategically in monitoring progress with identified underperformance is now one of the most common reasons for previously good and outstanding schools going into a category. You can download our advice on this here. This intensive three hour course – suitable for both newly-appointed and experienced senior leaders – provides a complete […]

We have added and updated features on our Standards Tracker tool

… and we would love to hear your thoughts For those who are not familiar with Educate’s Standards Tracker tool – it is a user-friendly online appraisal system that can monitor teacher improvement against standards, quickly assess school performance and reduce admin associated with performance management at the click of the button. Since launching Standards […]

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, […]

STRB Report on Leadership Pay and Non-Pay Conditions of Service – Educate’s Strategic Summary

Strategic Implications for Schools The STRB Report on Leadership Pay and Non–Pay Conditions of Service (24th edition) was published on 13 February 2014.  It represents, in our view, a massive missed opportunity, which will leave schools facing increased Ofsted interest in the rationale behind leadership pay progression decisions- not to mention vocal union demands for the same […]