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Launch of Knowledge Base – a free resource for schools

Knowledge Base launched Educate has collected research, templates and information from the Web together with its own internally produced materials on performance management to help schools develop their staff feedback and appraisal systems.  By reading the relevant research, looking at examples of documents such as appraisal objectives and lesson observation forms you can use these […]

Research reveals that performance is boosted by coaching styles of management

Performance boosted by prioritising development Performance management researchers are heralding the rise of ‘coaching’ styles of management performance, as studies suggest that a focus on individual employees’ development and progression is key to boosting overall workplace performance and productivity.  Surveys suggest that managers who focus on getting to know and understand workers’ individual strengths and […]

Using pupil surveys as part of the evidence base for teacher apprasial

Teachers ranked highly in pupil surveys have consistently been those who achieve the best grades from their pupils. This is the conclusion of an MET (2012) study using Cambridge Education’s Tripod Project survey questions referred to as the 7Cs.  Caring about students – “The teacher in this class encourages me to do my best.”  Captivating students […]

Helpfulness of feedback from teachers’ evaluation

It appears that teachers in the US share similar frustrations to teachers over here.  The CEP surveyed school teachers to learn their views on the current state of the profession.  The report entitled “Listen to Us; Teacher Views and Voices” summarises these findings and concludes that teachers are concerned and frustrated with shifting policies, over emphasis […]

Giving feedback

Useful summary from Rhode Island Department of Education on giving effective feedback and clarifying what is effective feedback. Their five qualities of effective feedback: prioritised, specific, actionable, supportive and timely. Interesting to compare to SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely.  Their toolkit is used to train appraisers and provides practical examples.