Appraisal of the CEO in a multi-academy trust

In a multi-academy trust (MAT), you're free to determine your own performance management processes. Trustees will lead on the appraisal process for the CEO. Learn how to approach it and the evidence you'll rely on, and get tips for setting objectives moving forwards.

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  1. Check and understand your appraisal process 
  2. You may want to use an external adviser 
  3. Be aware of the range of evidence you'll use to evaluate performance
  4. Set objectives for the next period
  5. Download our template: objective setting
  6. The follow-up report
  7. Make a pay recommendation
  8. Performance should be monitored throughout the year
  9. Download our template: mid-cycle review
  10. Examples from trusts

This article is based on advice from our associate education experts Gulshan Kayembe, Ruth Agnew, Brendan Hollyer, Fred Birkett and Graeme Hornsby, and our HR experts at The Key. 

Check and understand your appraisal process 

As an academy trust you're free to determine your own appraisal process, as explained on page 95 of the Governance Handbook. This includes the appraisal of the CEO.

Your board of trustees is ultimately responsible for appraising the CEO, and your chair of trustees should lead this process. 

To clarify what your process is, check: 

Seek HR advice if you need help with interpreting how

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