In institutions where staff development is most effective, procedures for identifying individual needs, such as performance management (PM) or appraisals, are well thought through and often long-established. All staff believe that this is a way to empower and develop them, rather than a stick with which to beat them. Flexible systems allow for needs to be identified and met as they arise without losing the impetus on original priorities. Connections with school and team development plans are important to make. In most PM systems there is an option for a personal objective in addition to ones designed to meet strategic pupil targets and institutional improvements. In our research we ...
How to Identify Needs
How to identify needs