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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.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Performance management
- 2 The role of the governing body
- 3 The headteacher's review
- 4 The appeals process
- 5 Performance and pay
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School Governors: performance management
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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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Last updated on: Friday, 12th October 2012
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