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Performance Management - Teaching Staff

National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (Jan 2015)

The National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers define high standards which are applicable to all headteacher roles within a self - improving school system. These standards are designed to inspire public confidence in headteachers, raise aspirations, secure high academic standards in the nation’s schools, and empower the teaching profession. These standards replace the National Standards for Headteachers 2004. Download from the DfE website at:

FAQS - Performance Related Pay for Teachers (July 2013)

FAQS - Performance Related Pay for Teachers (July 2013) in schools only

If you have queries on the FAQs please contact the Schools’ HR  Advisory Team on 01438 844873.

DfE Advice for Schools on Setting Performance Related Pay (April 2013)

Schools will, from 1 September 2013, be able to link teachers’ pay to performance allowing them to pay good teachers more. This follows recommendations from the independent School Teachers’ Review Body, which last year called on the government to link teachers’ pay more closely to their performance.

By this September every school will need to have revised its pay and appraisal policies setting out how pay progression will in future be linked to a teacher’s performance. The first performance-linked pay increases will be made from September 2014.

The new arrangements provide increased flexibility for schools to develop pay policies tailored to their particular needs. These freedoms will support heads in attracting teachers in specific subjects based on their school’s needs. It will also help schools across the country recruit and retain excellent teachers.

Advice to help schools introduce new arrangements for teachers’ pay is available on the DfE website:


Teachers Standards from 1st September 2012

New Teachers' Standards were introduced from 1 September 2012. The standards set a clear baseline of expectations for the professional practice and conduct of teachers, from the point of qualification. They replace the existing standards for Qualified Teacher Status and Core, and the Code of Conduct and Practice for Registered Teachers in England. Download from the DfE website at:


Performance Management Resources: A Practical Guide to Performance Management Review

PRS resourceThere have been some changes made to PRS Resources in light of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (2007) and the official launch of the professional standards for teachers in September.

The PRS resource contains model policies and templates, examples of objectives and performance criteria, guidance on all aspects of performance management for teachers and support staff and is available for Hertfordshire schools: