Top Tips for Appraisals

Top Tips for Appraisals

Understand your responsibilities as an appraiser as detailed in your school policy


Make sure you know the Teachers' Standards to enable assessment against these as well as against individual obejectives 


Set appropriate objectives that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound)


Avoid aspirational targets. Ensure objectives reflect the individual's point in their career


Allow for ongoing communication to provide feedback opportunities for regular feedback and review


Remember to highlight particular areas of strengths as well as any areas that need attention 


Engage with the appraisee and provide appropriate support as part of the appraisal process


Ensure an audit trail is created to evidence the appraisal process


Remember the outcome is a written report to include an assessment of training and development needs and any pay recommendation


Be clear and concise and maintain confidentiality at all times


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