What you will learn in this guidance paper
Preparing for Executive Review: This guidance emphasises the importance of early preparation for a successful review process. It highlights the ongoing relationship between the chief executive and the chair, emphasizing the need for continuous reinforcement of performance standards and expectations.
Inputs and Evidence: Effective appraisal is a cornerstone of governance, emphasising shared accountability. In this guidance we explore how ensuring a well-structured review process can significantly impact the quality of educational provision and the future prospects of students.
Conducting the Review Meeting: The guidance explores how setting objectives is crucial, considering the evolving educational landscape. It is essential to establish clear goals and milestones, providing a transparent framework for objective discussions and progress tracking.
Setting Objectives: Before the appraisal meeting, provide context by understanding the organisation’s history and challenges, while acknowledging individual and team strengths using a strengths-based approach. The guidance notes that constructive feedback, using the “noticing technique,” fosters a positive atmosphere and encourages improvement.
Evaluation and Reporting: Finally the guidance explores how the method for evaluation and reporting should align with your established policies and procedures for performance reviews. It is recommended for boards to delegate executive performance reviews to a dedicated committee or panel.
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