I wonder if someone could briefly outline performance management for me? I saw on another thread that someone has "only just" started their performance management for this year, and it made me wonder if there is a cycle to it throughout the year? I finished my NQT year last year, and so this will be my first year subject to performance management. My headteacher hasn't mentioned anything, and nor has anyone else at school, but my head is the sort who expects me to do things I know nothing about and then enjoys telling me that I have gaps in my professional knowledge. Any pointers towards anything I should have done by this time in the year would be very gratefully received!