School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Effective Performance Management for School Leaders

This INSET gives leaders the chance to share good practice, practising how to set meaningful objectives that motivate staff, and identify the support they need to achieve them. It will help your leaders provide your staff with a chance to review and assess their progress, and enable you and your leaders to help develop staff's skills and confidence. Our INSET days are available in-school, via livestream, or delivered with a blend of an on-demand recorded training course (of your choice) followed by time with our consultant in person or via a live link.

  • Feel equipped for effective reviews
  • Consider how to implement practicable PM structures
  • Find ways to develop staff confidence and skill
  • Link all appraisals to pupil outcomes

About this INSET

This one-day INSET, suitable for leaders across the school (both Senior and Middle Leaders), provides the information and activities you need to understand the purpose of appraisal and the role of the appraiser.

  • Understand the current guidance and context of performance management.
  • Develop the skills to lead the performance management process in a professional manner.
  • Feel equipped for evidence-based reviews and setting appropriate objectives.
  • Learn how to develop effective criteria for linking pay, progression and performance.

You and your team will experience how to develop an ongoing process that will manage performance; one that focuses on helping your staff to improve their day-to-day performance; monitoring and evidencing their progress throughout the year.

We also explore how to provide honest feedback through structured conversations, without damaging working relationships or postponing those difficult discussions.


This course is appropriate for primary and secondary schools.

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy heads
  • Leadership team

Contact Us

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