Performance Management

Make performance management easier, faster and more effective

We support teachers, school leaders, governors and education managers to develop and implement best practice staff performance management systems that deliver improved learning.

We have been thought leaders in the field of managing teacher performance and appraisal for more than 15 years. Our approach has been developed and refined based on close collaboration with more than 4,000 schools in the UK and internationally.

It ensures that teachers are simultaneously supported in their professional development and are held accountable for their performance against a clear set of expectations for their level of pay.

Our user-friendly materials (online and paper-based) are in line with Ofsted and the OECD 2013 International Summit on the Teaching Profession and help you:

  • Monitor teacher improvement against standards: Check every teacher’s performance against, for example, national standards and our unique Ofsted teaching-over-time template
  • Easily use triangulation in evaluating performance: Design your own monitoring forms and watch as the system automatically links form content to teaching standards
  • Quickly assess school performance: Show regulators, inspectors and governors how your school has improved over time using pre-defined reports in our report library
  • Reduce admin: Access appraisal records at any time from any computer

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After 10 years of successful headship in three different schools, I can honestly say this was the most productive performance appraisal ever. I know which data needs to improve, I know the needs of my children and staff, and to be honest, I know the areas of school where I need to give a little more attention.

Anne Heywood, Head Teacher, The Grove Academy, Watford

How we help

Performance Management Training & Practical Advice

Our national conference centre and school network briefing and advice events consistently achieve ‘outstanding’ ratings from delegates.

They cover all aspects of this complex and fast-developing area – the government Ofsted agendas, appraisal for leaders, teachers and associate staff and policy issues.

Our latest course provides advice on getting ready for performance-related pay.

If you would like an electronic copy of our current course programme, email Hazel Flamson.

Teacher Appraisal System & Support Materials

Standards Tracker is our user-friendly online appraisal system that makes it easy for you to prove the link between performance management and efforts to tackle teacher underperformance.

At the click of a button you can monitor teacher improvement against standards, quickly assess school performance and reduce admin associated with performance management. You can watch a video overview and explore the system on the Standards Tracker website.

Appraiser Training

We offer training for senior leaders and appraisers.

Our sessions focus on the practical details of how they can work together to assess against standards; to decide on the timescales that will apply in planning objectives for underperforming teachers; and to practise the skill of writing pupil-related appraisal objectives with robust and unambiguous success criteria.