Our associate education experts David Roche and Angela Hicks, helped us to write this article.
- Prepare the panel to contribute to meetings by making sure they have access to all the paperwork and evidence before the appraisal
- Make sure the panel is actively involved
- Make sure the panel's comments are objective (the external adviser can help you do this)
- Encourage the panel to think about the headteacher’s impact
- Be mindful of your own succession planning
Make sure the appraisal process is:
- Professionally conducted
- Well integrated into the school improvement plan (SIP)
- Meaningful and challenging to the headteacher
- Taking into account the personal and professional goals of the headteacher
- Not a single meeting, but part of ongoing monitoring throughout the year
Be clear on the full step-by-step process in our article - including the statutory requirements for maintained schools.
Use our headteacher appraisal checklist to see what needs doing at each step in the process,