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New Performance management/Appraisal. Legalities?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by travelfiend, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. We have been introduced to the new policy which is our local authorities' model policy. We were told that we HAVE to adopt a new policy bases on the governments models which links pay to capabilities beacuse it is a ' legal' change that MUST be made. Is this true?
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    You don't have to follow either your LA or the DfE model policies but your policy must comply with the 2012 Teacher Appraisal Regulations. This will almost certainly require you to change your existing policy. Eg your Policy must now say that teacher performance will be assessed against the new Teachers' Standards. Appraisal policies that do not provide for this assessment will not comply with the 2012 Appraisal Regulations.
  3. coppull

    coppull New commenter

    If you are in the NASUWT or NUT you should be receiving advice/instructions on this matter .
    Your school rep or local Union Secretary should be able to tell you ,whether the new policy in your area is friendly or an excuse for bullying staff out of the profession.
    The new policy document can be different from LA to LA and between each individual schools.
  4. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    The trouble with HR policies is that they can be up to 90% punitive. Those who've been on training courses about the HR version often come back proud of the fact that HTs can now dismiss staff within 8 weeks. The two unions have rejected this and issued a statement in their action short of a strike, and their websites contain the details.
  5. As far as the second part of the OPs post is concerned; there have been no changes (yet) to teachers pay and conditions which make the direct link between pay and paerformance. Any teacher on the mainscale should progress on it, unless they are on a capability procedure.
    However, there is no doubt changes will come soon.
  6. Thanks for the replies...I know the unions have not agreed to our local policy but presumably one has to just wait and see how the policy is applied as teachers have no power to change the governor's acceptance of the policy...I am beginning to wonder what power the unions actually have.
  7. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    They do have the power IF YOU ALL stand together on the issue.
  8. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    And a turnout of 28% for the recent NUT ballot proves the point. 72% could not be bothered to put the ballot paper in the envelope and post it in the pre-paid envelope. I wonder how many of them, when faced with a problem, want to know what the union is doing about it.
    As the word suggests, a union is its members.

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