What you will learn in this guidance paper
Understanding the Challenge: Before embarking on the performance review of your trust’s Executive Leader, it is essential to understand exactly why this process is so important. This guidance seeks to give a comprehensive overview of the benefits for any educational trust of undertaking an Executive Leadership review.
The regulatory requirement and winning hearts and minds: Understanding the regulatory framework under which trust Boards operate is an important starting point for recognising the strategic purpose of Executive Leader performance review. This guidance sets out guidance from the Department of Education’s Governance Handbook and seeks to show how both regulatory and individual value can be satisfied by executive reviews.
What can go wrong: In preparing for the best outcomes of your executive performance review, it is important to be aware of what can go wrong and why. Issues with the quality of relationship, quality of evidence and review behaviours typically create the most difficulties.
Using 360 reviews and Technology: The 360 review is an extremely useful tool to support the forward planning process for the development of the Executive Leader. It provides a multidimensional view of the current competencies and behaviours of the Executive Leader, signposting conversations for areas of professional development and growth. Technology, such as BlueSky’s Brand New 360 Review tool Opal Review, can enhance and simplify the review process, adding real value to the executive performance review process, but should never be used at the expense of human interaction.
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