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Appraisal as supply

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by TheOracleAtDelphi, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    I know this is probably the last thing some of you want to be thinking about if supply work is thin on the ground but do any of you have experience of having to do appraisals when working as a supply teacher please?...I thought not having it would be one of the few benefits of being supply but I found a thing on one of the Union websites that said it was recommended if there for a term or more...
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  2. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    My understanding is that Performance Management is linked to pay and because supply teachers aren't paid by schools, they can't really subject you to any appraisal system. I had a long term (two years!) post recently and if I suspected I was about to be 'managed' I trotted out the argument that I could leave with a few days' notice (or even no notice!) as I wasn't bound by the usual pay and conditions. They left me alone after that! However, it meant my year group colleagues bore the brunt of what might have come my way. It's 'Dog eat dog' out there. I dare say other posters may come along with other viewpoints, but this was my recent experience.
  3. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    You cannot review last years targets

    You cannot be set targets you cannot achieve

    You will not be there to review not achieving these targets

    Obviously someone has an hour to kill in their slt contract

    The answer to appraisal is NO!
  4. tonymars

    tonymars Established commenter

  5. lynneseptember

    lynneseptember Senior commenter

    @50sman has summed it up perfectly!
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  6. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    Thanks for your responses so far - the advice/nature of it seemed a bit bizarre because in schools I have worked at in the past appraisals seem to have been done on a yearly basis (not that I've ever actually been through a full cycle personally given that the only time I've been at the same school from October to October was when my first year was my NQT year so that took the place of any other performance management) and given that the targets involved GCSE (or A level) results it couldn't be completed until the following academic year anyway but I wasn't sure whether the system had changed and reviews were completed within the same academic year or whether it was different in primaries when targets can be set based on progress of children within the academic year because results come back sooner for external tests and can be done whenever for other year groups.

    Sorry - on phone so apologies for any typos/lack of sense.
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  7. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    I suppose appraising Supply is possible in theory but why should any appraiser or appraisee bother with the half-hour minimum that each meeting entails. Not that anyone cares about any appraisee (or supply) views but even SLT have more important things to do.
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