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Middle and senior leaders - Appraisal

Teachers & kaiako  |  Principals & tumuaki  |  Taiako reo Māori  |  Kāhui Ako  |  ECE  |  Middle & Senior Leaders 


Annual performance management/appraisal

Requirements for a middle/senior leader's appraisal [download the .doc]

Standards for the Teaching Profession

Quality practice in my context - template [download the .doc]. You can also download the instructions as an audio recording here

Primary Teacher - Matrix aligning Standards for the Teaching Profession and Professional Standards

Secondary Teacher - Matrix aligning Standards for the Teaching Profession and Professional Standards

Standards for unit holders

Area School Teacher - Matrix aligning Standards for the Teaching Profession and Professional Standards

Coherence diagram [download the .doc]

Role of middle leader in effective appraisal - a video

A middle and senior leader’s appraisal plan with summary report template [download the .doc]

Goals and inquiry

Setting goals [download the .doc]

For completed goal recording sheet examples, see the Evidence curated section below.

Goal setting and inquiry - a webinar

Goal setting and inquiry - a webinar in NZSL

Webinar Resource Book: goal setting and inquiry [.pdf]

Research links

Evidence curated

Thinking about evidence: teachers [pdf]

What is evidence? Part One - a webinar

Curating evidence for an appraisal discussion - a video

We encourage teachers to centre their appraisal around their goals or inquiry. The following resources ensure your inquiry is robust and systematic. While there are a range of models that you can use, we have used the Spirals of Inquiry or the Ruia model most frequently in our examples. 

Inquiry resource links

Teachers often ask how they would record the profess toward their goal or their inquiry. We have found these three different recording versions and include them here for your consideration. You can also listen an audio recording describing the inquiry process. 

Goal and inquiry recording examples [download the .doc]

Middle leader inquiry - a video

Guidelines for effective observations

Appraisal discussion

Appraisal discussion guide - what I might talk to my appraiser about [download the .doc]

Summary report and guidelines for use
As participants in an effective appraisal system, teachers, kaiako and professional leaders and tumuaki will have an appraisal summary report that is signed dated and states whether or not their practice reflects all of the Standards for the Teaching Profession. The report marks the end of the cycle, provides affirmation and signals next steps. If one of the standards (or professional standards in the collective agreement is not met) the timeframe and action to be taken will be recorded in the summary report. The template included here indicates what they could look like. The Guidelines to accompany it provide further explanation. Middle and senior leaders may wish to use an appraisal plan with the summary report in it or have a summary report that is a stand-alone document. Both template examples are available below.

A middle and senior leader's appraisal plan with summary report [download the .doc]

A summary report and guidelines [download the .doc]