School aim statement
Coleshill Church of England Primary School & Nursery is a voluntary aided Church of England school. All staff and governors aim to make the school a place where Christian love and commitment are expressed in everyday life.
We aim therefore to provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating school where everyone is valued and there is a high level of expectation in all aspects of school life.
All children will have access to the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum, R.E. and the broader curriculum through a wide range of educational opportunities, enabling them to reach their full potential.
We will encourage partnerships with parents, governors, the church and the local community.
Through these aims we hope that children will become active, healthy and responsible members of society.
In this school we are committed to performance management to develop all staff and improve teaching and to raise standards of achievement for all children. This policy covers all teachers except teachers on contracts of less than one year and those in their induction year. All teachers have been consulted in reviewing this policy. It sets a framework for all staff to agree and review priorities and objectives within the context of the school’s development plan and their own professional needs.
Statement of Intent (Rationale)
Performance management means a shared commitment to improving performance. It helps to focus attention on more effective teaching and monitoring to raise the quality of that teaching and to benefit pupils, teachers and the school. It means providing appropriate and effective personal training and development to ensure job satisfaction, a high level of expertise and progression of staff.
We want to improve school performance by developing the effectiveness of teachers, both as individuals and as teams. The evidence is that standards (in all areas of school life) rise when schools and individual teachers are clear about what they expect pupils to achieve.
We aim to raise standards of achievement by:
- Improving the quality of education for pupils
- Recognising the achievements of teachers and helping them improve their skills and performance
- Identifying appropriate guidance, counselling and training for teachers
- Identifying the potential of teachers for career development
- Improving the management of schools
This policy applies to all teachers, irrespective of ability, gender, race, religion or culture. All teachers should be given encouragement and support to achieve their potential through the process of agreeing objectives, undertaking development and having their performance assessed.
The individual plan and the review statement are personal and confidential documents and should be kept in a secure place. The principles and provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 should be followed at all times by those who have access to the documents.