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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.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- show an 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
- understand more fully the role of the governing body in the performance review process, especially in relation to reviewing the headteacher's performance
- discuss performance with regard to pay awards, and whether these should, or should not, be automatically related to each other
- demonstrate a familiarity with the appeal process relating specifically to the headteacher's performance review.
- Current section: Introduction
- 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 course 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.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in
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: Monday, 7th March 2016
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