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Title: Performance Review and Staff Development


1
Performance Review and Staff Development
Leading and Managing the Implementation of PRSD
in Schools A Conference for Principals and
Senior Leaders
2
Conference structure
  • Session 1 - Context for PRSD in schools
  • Session 2 - Overview of PRSD scheme
  • Session 3 - Initiating, implementing and
    sustaining PRSD in the school
  • Session 4 - Conclusion

3
PRSD in its Wider Context
Session 1
  • part of a wider agenda of educational change
  • linked to school development planning
  • focused on continuing professional development
  • building on existing practice in SDPR, Threshold
    Assessment and other school-based policies
  • to be operational from September 2005

4
Key Points about PRSD
Session 1
  • an agreed scheme
  • linked to school development plan
  • applicable to all qualified teachers (except
    teachers in induction and EPD)
  • an annual review cycle with three stages
  • roles and responsibilities for
  • employing authorities / boards of governors /
    governor reviewers / external advisers /
    principals / teachers
  • to be reviewed after two years

5
Expected Outcomes of the Conference
Session 1
  • This conference will
  • show you how PRSD fits into the wider educational
    picture
  • explain what PRSD offers schools
  • provide an overview of the annual review cycle
  • explore the processes of the scheme for
    principals and teachers
  • give you time to consider the PRSDs most
    important elements
  • help you put a PRSD scheme in place in your
    school and be aware of connections to associated
    school policies/procedures
  • signpost resources for supporting school based
    training for teachers

6
Expected Outcomes of the Conference
Session 1
  • This conference cannot
  • consider whether or not there should be a PRSD
    scheme
  • deal with specific matters relating to pay and
    affordability
  • deal with specific matters relating to Employing
    Authorities
  • give you detailed information about every aspect
    of the scheme
  • answer every question you might have about PRSD
  • tell you how you put PRSD in place in your school

7
Challenges Facing Schools
Session 1
8
Core Purposes of Schools
Session 1
9
ET Strategy
Post Primary Review
Together Towards Improvement
Curriculum Review
SENDO
Curran Inquiry I II
LMS
Numeracy Strategy
Demographics
Literacy Strategy
Citizenship
School Development Plan
Performance Review and Staff Development
10
What PRSD Offers Schools
Session 1
  • it connects school development planning and
    performance review
  • it allows school priorities to be aligned with
    the professional development needs of staff
  • it gives professional development programmes
    coherence and direction
  • it enables a staff development programme to focus
    on building confidence and capacity
  • it helps schools to be better equipped to respond
    to the challenges they face
  • it contributes to school improvement
  • it helps schools make better provision for their
    pupils

11
What PRSD Offers Principals and Teachers
Session 1
  • it applies to all except beginning teachers
  • it focuses on continuing professional development
  • it is directly linked to the schools development
    plan
  • it establishes a rigorous annual review process
  • it provides for personal professional development
  • it makes classroom/task observation part of the
    overall process
  • it enables decisions about career progression and
    pay to be informed by reliable evidence

12
WORKSHOP 1
Session 1
  • exploring the potential of PRSD
  • time - 10 minutes

Reference Conference Workbook Page 7
Timer
13
WORKSHOP 2
Session 1
  • exploring the benefits of PRSD
  • time 15 mins

Reference Conference Workbook Page 9
Timer
14
High
High accountability culture
High Performance Culture
High Performing School
School Development
Low performance culture
High staff development culture
Low
Low
High
Performance Development
15
Challenges for Principals and Senior Leaders
Session 1
  • establishing a sense of what PRSD can do in your
    school and the benefits it can bring
  • understanding PRSD, the review process and its
    implications for all those involved
  • preparing for the introduction and implementation
    of PRSD and the review process

16
20 minutes
Timer
17
Session 2
  • The PRSD Process

Key documents that will be referenced during this
session PRSD Scheme (located in Handbook
Appendix I) PRSD Guidance issued by Employing
Authority (located in Handbook Appendix
II) RTU PRSD Workbook for this conference
18
Vision(PRSD Scheme Vision Statement)
Session 2
  • The schemes vision statement says that it is
    integral to the school development planning
    process
  • recognises the significant skills, abilities and
    experience of teachers
  • will foster their continuing professional
    development
  • will seek to provide for all pupils the highest
    quality learning and teaching

19
Aims (PRSD Scheme 2.1)
Session 2
  • The scheme declares that it aims to
  • recognise the contribution of teachers to
    achieving the aims of the school development plan
    and help them to identify ways of enhancing their
    skills and performance
  • identify the professional needs and necessary
    resources to support teachers in their
    professional development and career progression
  • increase teachers participation in
    decision-making and career planning
  • develop in teachers a greater sense of control
    over their work

20
Aims (PRSD Scheme 2.1)
Session 2
  • The scheme goes on to state that it seeks to
  • enhance the quality of education
  • inform the management of schools
  • improve teacher morale and motivation
  • be seen by staff as enabling
  • be manageable and minimise bureaucracy

21
Fundamental Principles
Session 2
  • If the schemes aims are to be achieved, the
    review process in schools must be built on the
    following
  • - professionalism
  • - confidentiality
  • - sensitivity
  • - openness and transparency
  • - equity and fairness
  • - trust and confidence

Reference PRSD Handbook (Section 4.4)
22
Review Cycle Year 1 (PRSD Scheme 2.2 4.1)
Session 2
Reference PRSD Handbook Section 3.3
Initial Review Meeting
Monitoring and evidence gathering
Review discussion and review statement
Review statement Annex
23
The Initial Review Meeting (PRSD Scheme 4.2 to
4.4)
  • setting 3 objectives
  • criteria
  • SMART
  • centrality of school development plan
  • recording the objectives

24
School Vision Statement
School Aims
School Development Plan
Goals

Objectives a statement of the actions to be taken
to achieve a SMART detectable difference in a
particular area
25
Code of Practice
Session 2
  • The Code of Practice notes that the reviewer
  • must be familiar with relevant policies
  • should have access to a range of background
    information relevant to the reviewees wider
    professional responsibilities
  • should be provided with a copy of the reviewees
    job description

Reference PRSD Handbook Appendix III
26
Workshop 3
Session 2
  • Establishing Objectives for a Performance Review
  • Time - 20 minutes

Reference Conference Workbook Page 16
Timer
27
Setting Objectives Some Suggestions
Session 2
  • Issues arising from the second workshop activity
  • Some guidelines to consider
  • - remember that it is a new and unfamiliar
    process
  • - keep to the PRSD scheme
  • - use the additional guidance materials
  • - seek agreement, but ..
  • - accept that it will take time to get it
    right
  • - keep the bigger picture in mind

28
Annual Review Cycle (PRSD Scheme 2.2 4.1)
Session 2
Reference PRSD Handbook Flow Chart Appendix
Initial Review Meeting
Monitoring and evidence gathering
Review discussion and review statement
Review statement Annex
29
Collecting the Evidence (PRSD Scheme 4.6 4.7)
Session 2
  • collection of information carried out in
    accordance with agreed Code of Practice
  • relevant to the three review objectives
  • on the basis of consultation between reviewer and
    reviewee
  • reviewees are expected to co-operate fully with
    any reasonable request for appropriate
    information
  • purposes
  • - assist dialogue in the review discussion
  • - monitors progress towards achieving
    objectives
  • classroom and/or task observation required
  • conforms to fundamental principles

30
Classroom/Task Observation (PRSD Scheme 4.7)
Session 2
  • part of the review process for everyone
  • occurs on 2 occasions of a maximum period of 1
    hour and to take place prior to the review
    discussion
  • related to the objectives set at the initial
    meeting
  • designed to provide relevant evidence
  • conducted in a manner consistent with fundamental
    principles
  • value of agreed protocols for monitoring and
    observation established at the initial meeting
  • use of observation recording documentation

31
Classroom Observation - Activity
Session 2
  • familiarise yourself with the sample classroom
    observation proformas
  • how relevant are they to your own particular
    school situation?
  • what are the issues you might now have to
    consider?
  • Time 5 minutes

32
Annual Review Cycle (PRSD Scheme 2.2 4.1)
Session 2
Reference PRSD Handbook Section 3.3
Initial Review Meeting
Monitoring and evidence gathering
Review discussion and review statement
Review statement Annex
33
The Review Discussion (PRSD Scheme 4.8) (PRSD
Guidance 3.12)
Session 2
  • When it happens
  • Who attends
  • Where it happens
  • What the purposes are
  • establish the reviewees performance against the
    objectives set
  • review the extent to which objectives have been
    achieved
  • discuss the reviewees career aspirations
  • to note any personal/professional development
    needs arising
  • to agree an action plan to meet these needs
  • to identify three objectives for the next review
    cycle

34
Preparing for and conducting the review discussion
Session 2
  • Some suggestions for conducting the review
    discussion
  • establish purpose of review
  • consider job description
  • affirm the positive aspects of reviewees
    performance
  • review the extent to which objectives have been
    achieved
  • discuss reviewees professional development needs
    and career aspirations
  • explore areas for development and establish the
    objectives for the next review cycle

35
The Review Statement (PRSD Scheme 4.9 to 5.8)
Session 2
  • An agreed record of the conclusions of the review
    discussion
  • - prepared by the reviewer
  • - agreed by the reviewee
  • - signed by both
  • - a brief and concise summary of the
    outcomes of the discussion
  • Prepared within 10 working days of the review
    discussion
  • A confidential document

36
Review Cycle Thereafter
Review discussion, review statement and setting
objectives for next cycle
Monitoring and evidence gathering
Review statement Annex
37
Workshop 4
Session 2
  • completing the review statement
  • Time 20 minutes

Reference Conference Workbook Page 21
Timer
38
Some Key Points for School Leaders
Session 2
  • establishing three objectives and the criteria
    that apply
  • centrality of the school development plan
  • value of school-based protocols
  • importance of the reviewers role
  • a new process, needing careful introduction
  • sources of further information, guidance and
    support

39
45 minutes
Timer
40
SESSION 3
  • Initiating, implementing and sustaining PRSD in
    the school

Key documents that will be referenced during this
session PRSD Scheme (located in Handbook
Appendix I) PRSD Guidance issued by Employing
Authority (located in Handbook Appendix
II) RTU PRSD Workbook for this conference
41
Roles and Responsibilities
Session 3
  • Employing Authorities (Handbook 6.1)
  • Advisory and Co-ordinating Group (Scheme 1.5)
  • Boards of Governors (Handbook 6.2)
  • Governor Reviewers (Handbook 6.2)
  • External Advisers (Handbook 6.3)
  • Principals (Handbook 6.4)
  • Reviewers (Handbook 8 and 9)
  • Reviewees (Handbook 6.5)

42
Principal - Roles and Responsibilities
Session 3
  • Assisting the Board of Governors to prepare and
    implement a performance review policy (PRSD
    Scheme 1.2)
  • ensure the professional development and
    performance of teachers is reviewed annually in
    accordance with the scheme (PRSD Scheme 1.3)
  • Acting as a reviewer (PRSD Scheme 3.1)
  • Assigning reviewers (PRSD Scheme 3.1)
  • Being a reviewee (PRSD Scheme 3.2) - This will be
    dealt with in more detail at the governor
    reviewer conferences

43
Principal - Roles and Responsibilities
Session 3
  • Coordinating the annex to the review statements
    for the purposes of planning/providing the TD of
    teachers (PRSD Scheme 5.4)
  • To ensure that the scheme is operated equitably
    and fairly for all (PRSD Scheme 8.1)
  • Establishing links between PRSD and other
    policies and prcedures
  • Co-operating with any quality assurance or
    external monitoring procedures (PRSD Scheme 9.1)
  • Provide school based training on PRSD for
    teachers in their school similar to the
    Threshold model of school-based training

44
School Policy
Session 3
  • duty of Board of Governors to prepare (PRSD
    Scheme 1.2)
  • in consultation with teachers (PRSD Scheme 1.2)
  • Model School Policy
  • Some suggestions
  • Keep to the requirements of the scheme and
    guidance information from the Employing Authority
  • Conform to existing arrangements for consultation
    within your school
  • Present to Governors for formal adoption

45
School Development Plan
Session 3
  • the schools development plan is central to the
    effectiveness of PRSD in each school
  • the school development plan is frequently
    referred to throughout the scheme involving the
    Board of Governors, principal and teachers
  • the objectives for principals and teachers must
    relate to the school development plan (PRSD
    Scheme 4.2 4.4)
  • training and development needs identified through
    the scheme are reflected in the school
    development plan (PRSD Scheme 1.4)

46
Assigning Reviewers
Session 3
  • Boards of Governors designate a minimum of two
    reviewers to review the principal (PRSD Scheme
    3.2)
  • principal designates the reviewer of a teacher
    (PRSD Scheme 3.1)
  • wherever possible the reviewer should have
    curricular responsibility for the teacher (PRSD
    Scheme 3.1)

47
Code of Practice
Session 3
  • collection of information other than observation
    (PRSD Scheme 4.6)

Reference PRSD Handbook Appendix III
48
Equal Opportunities
Session 3
  • this scheme shall operate fairly and equitably
    for all (PRSD Scheme 8.1)
  • used positively to promote equality of
    opportunity (PRSD Scheme 8.2)
  • this scheme shall comply with equality
    legislation in Northern Ireland (PRSD Scheme 8.3)

49
Links to other school plans/policies/procedures
  • Development plan
  • Staff development plan
  • Salary Policy
  • Grievance Policy
  • Equal Opportunity policy

50
Quality assurance and external monitoring
Session 3
  • Board Of Governors and principal required to
    comply with any QA and external monitoring
    procedures (PRSD Scheme 9.1)

51
PRSD Scheme
High Performance Culture
School PRSD Policy and procedures
initiating
implementing
sustaining
52
Workshop 5 (task 1)
Session 3
  • Schools level of readiness
  • Time - 20 minutes

Reference Conference Workbook Page 29
Timer
53
Workshop 5 (tasks 2 3)
  • What happens next, Checklist to guide action
  • Time 25 minutes

Reference Conference Workbook Page 32
Timer
54
Session 4
Conclusion
  • Conclusion

55
School based training
Session 3
  • Exceptional closure day for training teachers
  • Similar to the Threshold model of In-school
    training
  • Possible format
  • Why we are doing it
  • What it involves
  • How it will be done
  • After the training day, issues for further
    attention, eg timetabling arrangements, data
    availability, reviewee development, record
    keeping, etc

56
Resources
  • Implementation timeline (end of workbook)
  • School based PRSD professional development
    resources
  • A resource pack available through RTU website
    (available from mid-March)
  • Developing reviewer capability to support PRSD
    (an on-line programme available from mid- March)

57
Preparations
Session 3
  • recognise that while it is a new process, there
    are important foundations - SDPR Threshold
  • similar processes for other policies may already
    exist in your school
  • EPD / PQH(NI) / SDPR / Threshold / IiP / Teacher
    Induction
  • IEPs / Education Maintenance Allowances EMAs /
    pupil target setting, etc
  • consider evidence based school research and
    findings and their implications for school
    leaders in implementing PRSD

58
A Review of Expected Outcomes
Conclusion
  • This conference set out to
  • show you how PRSD fits into the wider educational
    picture
  • explain what PRSD offers schools
  • provide an overview of the annual review cycle
  • explore the implications of the scheme for
    principals and teachers
  • give you time to consider the schemes most
    important elements
  • help you put a performance review process in
    place in your school
  • provide resources for supporting school based
    training for teachers

59
Before You Go
Conclusion
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  • evaluation forms
  • sub-cover claims
  • sources of further support - www.rtuni.org

60
  • Thank-you

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