The Golden Thread aligning organisation priorities with appraisal objectives
BlueSky Education client Advance Learning Partnership trust has implemented a trust-wide approach to performance management that aligns the appraisal objectives of nearly 700 staff with trust priorities.
“Our objectives are used consistently across our trust and they are documented in BlueSky. We have a comprehensive overview of how our objectives are linked to the teachers’ standards and headteachers’ standards and share performance criteria across all of our schools to support our staff in securing continual improvement in the quality of teaching and learning” – Catherine Taylor, School Improvement Partner, Advance Learning Partnership
The School Improvement team also uses the powerful reporting tools in BlueSky to identify areas for development, so they can provide CPD where it is needed, and afterwards they can assess the impact of training or mentoring on staff capabilities, and ultimately the trust’s improvement objectives. The diagram on the right offers a model of how the process of setting professional development objectives for teachers, linked to school priorities, could work: