Sunday 17 November 2019

Performance Management Review Summary

Our Term 3 review of the Performance Management policy came at a timely moment in relation to the Accord between the Ministry of Education, NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA Te Wehengarua. A serious rethink of performance appraisal is underway, with the legislation around performance appraisal likely to change in 2020.

Many schools questioned if it was worth updating our SchoolDocs Performance Management policy and sub-policies until the government considerations are complete, but in September the Teaching Council clarified its expectations around the current minimum requirements for the issue or renewal of a practicing certificate, and both the Teaching Council and the PPTA recommended reviewing performance management now to remove unnecessary compliance and work.

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Emergency Planning and Procedures Review Summary

SchoolDocs reviews are always interesting. As the number of schools has increased – so too has the volume of feedback we receive. Hardly surprising, I hear you mutter.

The biggest problem with that feedback is the confusion around process that fuels some of the comments.

The review process is focused on the accuracy of the actual content and any issues or errors you spot, arising from your sharp reading. How well a procedure is being followed is an implementation issue for the school’s management to consider. School-specific details that need immediate updating should be emailed directly to, and not included in your review comments.