The author shows how managers in education can contribute to school improvement, and focus on the essential personal and practical management skills needed to instill a positive team culture.

Conducting Effective Performance Management Reviews

Conducting effective performance management reviews

The performance management review … is concerned above all with improving the skills of teachers so that they in turn can raise the levels of performance of the pupils they teach …

(Dean, 2002)


Within schools, and in a range of other organizations, significant developments have taken place in an effort to dispense with the one-off annual appraisal and replace it with a more dynamic, ongoing process of performance management through objective setting and continuing professional development. Whereas some organizations have introduced performance ratings and performance-related pay schemes, others are exploring the use of competences, peer appraisal and 360 degree feedback as methods for promoting staff development. By addressing the following questions, this chapter provides comprehensive guidance on ...

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