Last month I wrote an article for Tes on how to improve performance management.
Five ways to improve performance management
Any good cycle (water, wash or life) ends with the completion of a goal. Progress is made: water returns to its source; clothes are cleaned; there’s new life. Unfortunately, the same may not always be true of performance-management cycles in schools.
One of the issues with performance management is that there’s not necessarily consensus on what the goal of the process is. While some view it as an accountability measure, for others it as an opportunity to grow and develop. It might be a process “done with” or “done to”; a carrot or a stick; fruitful or fruitless.
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