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What tips would you share about surviving teacher pay reviews?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    It's that time of year again, so one history teacher shares some of his thoughts about performance-related pay reviews:

    ‘Some of the most common questions in review meetings go along the lines of “what will you do to improve results?” Or “what will you do to ensure these particular students make more progress?” or, most notably, “what interventions are you planning to improve results?”

    Before I go any further, it's worth noting that student attainment at the end of GCSE is much more of a lottery than we might have ourselves believe.

    …The teacher answering the question on interventions should consider steering the conversation away from “change” and on to “further development”, and away from “intervention” and on to “doing the good things already done even better and more often”. The word "intervention" seems to have become a synonym for increased teacher workload – the underlying expectation in some institutions seems to be that teachers need to do something “extra” or “different” to improve student attainment.’

    Tom Rogers is a teacher who tweets @RogersHistory

    What do you think of performance reviews and what are your tips to survive them? Are they good for the profession and for improving teaching?
  2. install

    install Star commenter

    Say nothing and smile sweetly - knowing that some of those above you and inspecting you may get pay rises and/or bonuses on the back of your hard work. :rolleyes:

    Sadly, there is a saying in some places - 'you are only as good as your latest results'. Teaching and fair pay do not go together.
  3. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you for your tip and comments @install.
    install likes this.

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