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Teachers who are not performing consistently in line with acceptable professional standards will need a programme of structured support, individually tailored, to take account of the individual, immediate and wider-context issues that may have given rise to the under-performance. In this chapter, the ways in which the need for support can be identified will be discussed, together with who should provide the support, and a description of a systematic support process.
There are three ways in which the needs of individual teachers for additional support can be identified:
- formal identification; and
- informal identification.
Ideally, teachers requiring additional support would identify this need themselves through reflection on their own practice and discussion with their line-manager ...