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 overview of the issues involved. You can download our briefing paper here.

It shows how – given the right pay and appraisal policies – it is possible to handle appraisal and pay progression decisions in a fair but robust way which supports light touch skills-related professional development for the great majority of good and outstanding teachers and leaders while at the same time ensuring that the underperformance of the minority is identified and tackled effectively.

The course also underlines the importance of ensuring that key governors receive regular (we suggest half-termly) anonymised reports detailing the impact of the support provided within appraisal to help teachers and leaders identified as underperforming.

You will leave with the paper copies of all the materials you need to:

  • Establish the levels of professional practice expected from teachers and leaders of each pay point.
  • Audit to establish levels of performance (Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate) against 11 Ofsted Teaching Over Time descriptors – and thus establish whether or not these expectations are being met.
  • Set skills-related appraisal objectives related to the outcomes with clear success criteria.
  • Provide governors with anonymised half-termly reports. 

Click here to download the course brochure.


London – 3rd February 2015

Birmingham – 6th February 2015

Manchester – 9th February 2015

If you would like to book, please e-mail Nicky – nickyhaskins@educate.co.uk.