To improve the effectiveness of performance management in schools, I advocate forming a “golden triangle” which connects appraisal to quality assurance and professional development.
However, before we proceed, I should admit that I dislike two of those terms. Rather than “quality assurance”, I favour “quality improvement”. And in place of “performance management”, I would suggest that “performance development” is a more helpful moniker.
Let’s look at each of the three apexes of the golden triangle in more detail…
Apex 1: Quality assurance
When it comes to quality assurance – or quality improvement, as I say – I believe that we should measure the quality of education in a holistic rather than an isolated way.
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