This part is about two things that can help or hinder - performance management and inspection. Both can be seen negatively but I hope that you'll use them to help you.
In Chapter 3 I explain how performance management is meant to work and how you should use it to get recognition of the work you do and to steer your professional development. Then there are sections on setting objectives, keeping a professional development portfolio, and being observed. Lastly I explain the threshold assessment process - something that you can apply for when you reach M6 on the main salary scale.
Chapter 4 is about being inspected - something that everyone dreads but which many find beneficial in giving them an objective picture of their work and the school as a whole, and a clear steer on issues that need to be addressed. I explain the inspection process under the 2003 framework, what the gradings mean, how to cope with being observed, and what inspectors are looking for when they judge your professional development and your leadership and management.