Staff Appraisal and Development
An appraisal module that supports well-structured staff objective setting and review and produces activity reports for senior leaders to track the process.
Our Staff Appraisal and Development Module provides a secure and easy to use system for tracking and managing the whole performance management process for every staff member in your school.
School leaders face an increased pressure to have clear evidence for the decisions they have made with regard to staff pay and performance management. Staff also need a clear and consistent process that gives them fair opportunity to address and then evidence their progress towards the objectives they have been set.
Our system gives you full control over the appraisal process, whether you conduct every appraisal or delegate to other senior staff. You’re able to see the stage each person’s appraisal has reached, how they are doing against their objectives and any evidence of review discussions.
Individual staff members can access their own appraisal document and add evidence in the form of documents, pictures and videos of work undertaken in order to achieve their objective.
Any development points that arise as a result of setting objectives can be categorised and tracked at individual, department and whole school level. All staff are given the opportunity to log actions against these.
Performance Related Pay, Covered
At the end of the process, based on the evidence within a person’s performance management document, pay proposals can be made and then presented to the relevant approver for decision. Anonymised pay reports can be produced for discussion and final approval by governors.
Answer questions such as…
What percentage of staff are currently on track to meet their objectives?
Which staff have yet to begin the appraisal process?
Are timely review meetings being held?
Are our pay recommendations fair?
Are the objectives set fair?
If you’re using the T&L module alongside the PM module, you’ll also have to hand data that will allow you to investigate any correlation between PM outcomes and the quality of teaching and learning in your school.
- Appraisers have access to tracking screens, allowing them to easily manage staff in their team.
- Objectives can be shared anonymously with governors and other external parties.
- Historic versions of appraisal documents are maintained as the process moves forward, meaning you can refer back to earlier versions if necessary.
- Appraisal documents can be saved as PDFs for printing or emailing to staff.
Efficient and Fair
Rather than creating each document individually, Lessons Learned allows you to create templates which can then be copied. Create templates for teachers, TAs, admin staff and whoever else is involved in the appraisal process and ensure that all staff are being set a fair number of high quality objectives.