Performance management

Boards of trustees must ensure that all staff participate in the performance management process. Boards are directly involved in the performance management of the school’s principal. The principal may be delegated responsibility for the performance management of the teachers and other school staff.

Boards of trustees are responsible for ensuring that each member of staff participates in the performance management process.

Effective performance management ensures that the principal and teachers: 

  • know what is expected of them
  • are supported to achieve the agreed expectations
  • are monitored and assessed on their performance
  • can develop their skills. 

It also provides an agreed basis for salary progression.

Boards of trustees are directly involved in the performance management of the school’s principal.

The principal may be delegated responsibility for the performance management of the teachers and other school staff.

Professional standards

Teachers’ and principals’ performance is assessed against the professional standards set out in the collective employment agreements:

Assessment guidelines

The Secretary for Education has set out:

  • principles underlying the policies and processes you need to have in place for assessing teacher performance
  • the process you must follow in assessing teacher performance
  • aspects of a teacher’s performance you need to assess.

Download the full guidelines below.

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