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Establishing the ground rules

One of the key elements in the implementation stage is to establish the ground rules by which you will operate the performance management process within your school. The process ought to 'live and breathe' the values which underpin how you relate to each other as a school community. Some of the areas that you will need to clarify are:

n confidentiality rules; n resourcing (particularly time for lesson observation, review

meetings, objective setting); n lesson observation protocols; n team leaders' training (now and in future); n measuring performance of pupils and using the data; n link with pay (particularly post-threshold); n appeals machinery; n audit of performance management process; n reconciling different approaches to performance management

from professional associations; n role clarity (for key roles for performance management process

- eg team leader, job holder).