Performance Management by @Bigkid4
So why is it difficult to get performance management right?
- You have to consider what you are measuring and what that will motivate staff to do in the worst case scenario. If the focus is all on exam classes what happens to KS3? Will teachers give too much help in controlled assessments? If performance with classes where everything is teacher assessed is focused on how can we know those teacher assessments are reliable?
- Staff feeling that they’re not trusted (both within the school and by external critics) currently causes a lot of bad feeling. How can this be avoided (or at least not worsened) by performance management or the implementation of performance related pay?
- How are the targets going to be set? 3 levels progress is common. 6 sublevels progress at KS3 is fairly common too. Sometimes FFT is used. All of these things are problematic in their own way…
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