The practice of grading individual lessons has stopped. But the principles of observation remain the same; primary school leaders must be able maintain an overview of the quality of teaching, and must support teachers to improve practice.
Using these standards, school leaders will be able to assist teachers in specific areas of their practice – while avoiding a blanket or ‘best fit’ grade. Leaders will be certain that judgements have been benchmarked against the new OFSTED framework.
Through this structured observation template, teachers will know better their strengths and their developmental areas, and next steps will be agreed on – both for management and the practitioner.
Our recording and reporting system also provides a detailed overview of the school’s aggregated areas of strength and development – and provides anonymised reports for governors and OFSTED.
RECORDING AND REPORTING
You’ll have all the information you need about teacher performance to make informed performance management decisions, and you’ll have the evidence to justify them to external inspectors.
Easy to use – Primary Appraisal is a simple, centralised system for recording teaching and learning judgements. Our system is easy to use and is Excel based, so there is no recurring annual fee for an expensive online system.
Compare performance – You can look at groups of teachers, such as Main Scale and UPR, as well keeping a central record of other aspects of the teacher standards – such as feedback & marking and classroom environment.
Best practice – Included in the package is an appraisal checklist to ensure that your Performance Management cycle meets the requirements for schools, and is ‘best practice’.