Does performance management enhance teaching practice?

Richard Endacott

Sunday, 10 March 2019

In schools, Mid Year reviews are being completed and teachers are seeing how they are progressing against their targets, but are these objectives simply taking a snapshot of your performance against previously agreed school priorities or are they helping you to become a better teacher?

Academics agree that the most effective schools are learning organisations where teachers, as well as students, continue to be learners. In an effective school staff should continue to develop their knowledge, understanding and strategies involved in implementing the recognised theories of practice.

This highlights a massive problem. How many teachers, for instance, recognise that learning is a journey, where the teacher learns too? After all Knowledge of teaching is seen as far removed from the real world of practice, once you have achieved QTS the world of Blooms and Maslow appear to have little relevance to the busy nature of the teaching day, however whether in 
INSET or through other avenues we can harness the research and help develop our practice even further.

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Richard Endacott

Career Development Lead

Richard is a history Teacher by Training and for the last few years been head of sixth form. His specialism is leadership and career development in the classroom.


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