|Professional development portfolios|
Performance management (or appraisal) is the term to describe the procedures in school for making sure that you get an opportunity to discuss your teaching, your career and how to be more effective. Clearly this should help your professional development, but it is controversial, especially with its link to performance-related pay, and some schools and teachers don't take it very seriously.
From the TES staffroom
Ninety per cent of the time it is toothless ticky-box bollocks. I was appraised a year ago and got a good report, which highlighted some training needs about which I have asked about at three monthly intervals since but without result. What nonsense it all is!
I think performance management can be great, if you use it to capture time to reflect alone and with senior colleagues about what you want to do to make your teaching better (Bubb and Hoare 2001). NQTs are not part of this statutory performance management, because induction already includes termly assessment, setting objectives and