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Re-thinking Appraisal and Performance Management- Creating a coaching culture that leads to influential change through positive learning conversations

appraisal goalsThe emphasis on curriculum cohesion and the imperative to ensure that professional learning conversations create the evidence that all senior, middle and subject leaders can empower their teams to deliver the vision, rationale and ambition for the school or college has never been more important.  This course focuses on the power of coaching to transform the culture so that professional development is an integral part of a process of shared learning and deep understanding of how the defined curriculum leads to deep learning and profound understanding across all subjects, year groups and phases.

This event provides leaders and managers with an opportunity to review the effectiveness of their procedures for ensuring the quality of teaching and learning is continually improving and staff have the right systems so that they can learn from their colleagues and be a part of a culture of self- improvement, reflection and the sharing and cascading of good practice. We also look closely at the kind of strategies that are successful in tackling under performance and building confidence of those who are perceived or perceive themselves to be not performing well.

The very latest OFSTED Handbook published November 2019 says,

Leaders ensure that teachers receive focused and highly effective professional development. Teachers’ subject, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge consistently build and develop over time. This consistently translates into improvements in the teaching of the curriculum.

Leaders ensure continuing professional development for teachers and staff is aligned with the curriculum, and focus on the extent to which this develops teachers’ content knowledge and teaching content knowledge over time, so that they are able to deliver better teaching for pupils.

ISI also focus on the importance of positive professional development as a strength when inspecting schools,

"Leaders will ensure there is evidence that professional development arrangements for practitioners strengthen their knowledge over time and that this is translated into improvements in the teaching of the curriculum."

ISI Inspection handbook September 2019

This one-day course will provide:- 

  • An opportunity to reflect on the purpose of performance management and its links to professional learning and development. How does the process enhance motivation, contribute to staff well-being and create opportunities for positive improvement linked to the school vision, curriculum intent and pupil outcomes over time?
  • A focus on the current evidence linked to the motivation and empowerment of staff to manage change and be a part of a process of continuous improvement
  • A focus on the coaching skills that will support line managers and others to reflect positively on their own strengths and gaps in learning so that there is a two-way process linked to self-reflection, goal setting that focuses on priorities for change and deep trust in the process
  • Identify what excellence in teaching looks like and how best to create the right culture where outstanding or excellent teachers identify their learning agenda, good teachers know what they need to do to continue to grow in their role and those who need help are expertly supported, mentored and coached to grow in confidence and begin to understand themselves what they need to do to improve
  • An opportunity to look closely at the appraisal process from pre-interview to follow up meetings and how a coaching model supports staff well-being, resilience and a continuous process of learning and improvement
  • Work with delegates to develop a range of coaching techniques including questioning, listening and influencing to create the right skills to conduct an appraisal interview and follow up feedback sessions that will support reflection, self - evaluation and a deeper understanding for both the appraiser and the appraisee of how they can work together to support staff well-being, individual, team and school improvement and the management of change     

Who is it for?

Leaders and managers with responsibility for performance management, professional development and appraisal. Also, for CPD managers who would like to use the content to take back to school to develop an in-house strategy for developing others. Middle leaders who are increasingly taking on line management responsibility and who are accountable for the performance of their teams. Subject and faculty leaders who have lead responsibility for the performance management of members of their department. This course will foster for those who attend opportunities to learn how to ensure professional learning conversations across the school or college lead to transformational change and a more motivated staff.

All our events are centrally located. Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "A super day that has challenged me, reassured me and given me a clear next steps plan for the future" A Headteacher from London
  • "Wonderful day - we worked hard and well together - very supportive in everyway" A Deputy Head from Bristol
  • "I have loved today, I feel really excited, so worthwhile. I particularly liked how experienced the trainer was and how she shared with us some of her positive experiences." Deputy Headteacher from a secondary school in Stoke on Trent
  • "Thank you for an excellent day, I have learnt so much, especially how a coaching approach can be used to make the performance management/appraisal process much more effective." Headteacher at a primary school in Hounslow
  • "A superb day, I feel much more confident to go forward and undertake appraisals for the support team I manage." A SENCO from an infant school in Essex
  • "The discussions about developing staff and all the resources were really useful.  I particularly enjoyed learning how to use questions more successfully and how to listen more deeply.  I have learnt so much." Head of CPD at an academy in Southwark
  • "Extemely helpful.  Exactly what was needed to assist with the improvement of appraisal in my school".  Headteacher from a school in London 
  • "Fantastic training day, excellent value for money.  This will have a huge impact on the children in our care".  Deputy Head from a Primary School in Coventry
  • "Feeling energised to move things forward after an excellent days training".  Headteacher from Sandwell 
  • "Excellent day. Lots of useful infotmation. Great to have a meeting with a small managable group" Headteacher from Shropshire
  • "Loved it!! thank you Sandra and Team! Great to have the time to reflect and discuss for a whole day - a real luxury"

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  • "A super day that has challenged me, reassured me and given me a clear next steps plan for the future" A Headteacher from London
  • "Wonderful day - we worked hard and well together - very supportive in everyway" A Deputy Head from Bristol
  • "I have loved today, I feel really excited, so worthwhile. I particularly liked how experienced the trainer was and how she shared with us some of her positive experiences." Deputy Headteacher from a secondary school in Stoke on Trent
  • "Thank you for an excellent day, I have learnt so much, especially how a coaching approach can be used to make the performance management/appraisal process much more effective." Headteacher at a primary school in Hounslow
  • "A superb day, I feel much more confident to go forward and undertake appraisals for the support team I manage." A SENCO from an infant school in Essex
  • "The discussions about developing staff and all the resources were really useful.  I particularly enjoyed learning how to use questions more successfully and how to listen more deeply.  I have learnt so much." Head of CPD at an academy in Southwark
  • "Extemely helpful.  Exactly what was needed to assist with the improvement of appraisal in my school".  Headteacher from a school in London 
  • "Fantastic training day, excellent value for money.  This will have a huge impact on the children in our care".  Deputy Head from a Primary School in Coventry
  • "Feeling energised to move things forward after an excellent days training".  Headteacher from Sandwell 
  • "Excellent day. Lots of useful infotmation. Great to have a meeting with a small managable group" Headteacher from Shropshire
  • "Loved it!! thank you Sandra and Team! Great to have the time to reflect and discuss for a whole day - a real luxury"
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