? Managing staff performance
Managing staff performance
One day course
senior and middle leaders, business managers, hr professionals, aspirant leaders
Managing staff performance

The issue of staff performance has received much media attention over the past couple of years, and taken singularly may be the issue which causes headteachers/principals and senior leaders the greatest level of anxiety and concern.

This 1-day interactive training course is designed to coach senior leaders in schools and academies, up to and including headteachers/principals, through the process of managing staff performance, and in particular those difficult steps of managing poor performance (often referred to as 'capability').

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Bridget Holland LLM, Chartered FCIPD, CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Bridget has many years' experience of successfully advising and guiding education managers and leaders through complex staffing issues, including those relating to staff performance. Previously Head of Education HR for a large inner London local authority, she has worked independently since 2005. She has over 25 years' generalist HR experience, gained largely in the public and education sectors, and much of her time in recent years has been spent with schools/academies in difficulty or undergoing major transformation. She is also an experienced trainer.


This course will provide an update on the latest guidance regarding teacher appraisal and capability, as well as practical guidance on managing problem performance. Participants will be encouraged to identify performance issues and the underlying causes at an early stage, and assisted to develop (through use of practical exercises) the skills and confidence to conduct those 'difficult conversations'.

Be guided by your experienced trainer through practical considerations on how to manage performance, and gain tips on how to overcome some of the more common difficulties encountered when dealing with under-performing staff.

While focusing on teacher performance, this course is also suitable for those trying to manage support staff performance within schools/academies. The course is equally relevant to those working in primary, secondary and special schools.

Those relatively new to a school HR role, or looking to develop their knowledge in this area, will also benefit from this course.

All participants will receive a comprehensive pack of documentation from the course, including a mini 'toolkit.'

Training objectives

Those who attend will:

  • be able to identify performance concerns at an early stage, and have a clear idea of how to manage under-performance.
  • understand the current position in relation to the Education (School Teachers' Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012.
  • develop skills and strategies for managing poor performance, and for conducting those 'difficult conversations'.

"A fantastic experience – required CPD for all education and HR leaders"
"Bridget's delivery is captivating and interactive"

Book now

3 July 2015, Solebay Primary, 11 Solebay Street, E1 4PW
Arrival at 9.15am for 9.30am start (finish by 4.30pm)

£299 per delegate (includes lunch, refreshments and a full set of course notes)
£279 for second and subsequent delegates

Email to: nationalteachingschool@paradigmtrust.org
Call: 020 8980 1503 (ask to speak with Sahara or Bill)