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School Governors: Performance management

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School governors are responsible for establishing the performance management policy of the school and for reviewing the performance of the headteacher. This free course, School Governors: Performance management, will guide you through these processes, including the appeals procedure should the headteacher have any concerns. You will also learn the importance of linking performance review to pay review.

The aim of this unit is to:

  • raise awareness of the process and principles of performance management/appraisal in schools;
  • identify the negative aspects of appraisal systems and consider how these might be overcome;
  • enhance understanding of the role of the governing body in the performance review process, especially in relation to reviewing the headteacher's performance;
  • encourage discussion of performance with regard to pay awards, and whether these should, or should not, be automatically related to each other;
  • familiarise governors with the appeal process relating specifically to the headteacher's performance review.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 10 hours
  • Updated Friday 12th October 2012
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Educational Practice
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School Governors: performance management

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School governors are responsible for establishing the performance management policy of the school and for reviewing the performance of the headteacher. This unit will guide you through these processes, including the appeals procedure should the headteacher have any concerns. You will also learn the importance of linking performance review to pay review.

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