Teachers - Appraisal
Annual performance management/appraisal
Appraisal Conceptual Framework/He Kete Whakatipu Ngaio Tangata - a webinar. This webinar is also available in New Zealand Sign Language. This webinar refers to the Open to Learning™ approach. Training by accredited facilitators can be accessed via Jacqui Patuawa at Auckland Uniservices.
The Tapasā framework will help teachers to contextualise quality teaching and learning by providing a Pacific lens to the Standards for the Teaching Profession. Teachers interpret and refine their own understandings of what each of the standards looks like in their setting. For many teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand, Tapasā will be a key resource for thinking about teachers’ practice and quality learning for Pacific learners.
Tātaiako will be revised to reflect the Standards for the Teaching Profession, however it is still a valuable resource in its current form. It is a lens through which to view and inform your practice across all of the Standards. The Standards, like the Tātaiako cultural competencies, are holistic and the elaborations provide more information about practices that reflect them. As you consider what the Standards look like in your setting, Tātaiako continues to provide examples of practice and outcomes.
Goals and inquiry
It is not a Council requirement to have inquiry as the centrepiece of your appraisal system. These sections of the website contain resources about inquiry, to illustrate what the approach could look like if you decide to use inquiry in that way. However, you may continue to centre your system (and evidence) around the six standards or around a goal or goals.
Inquiry Record Summary: this resource illustrates how a teacher at Wellington College has made inquiry the centrepiece of her appraisal. It contains an audio file (here), with a transcript (here) and her summary record (here).
Appraisal discussion guide - what I might talk to my appraiser about [download the .doc]
As participants in an effective appraisal system, teachers, kaiako and professional leaders and tumuaki will have an appraisal summary report that is signed dated and states whether or not their practice reflects all of the Standards for the Teaching Profession. The report marks the end of the cycle, provides affirmation and signals next steps. If one of the standards (or professional standards in the collective agreement is not met) the timeframe and action to be taken will be recorded in the summary report. The template included here indicates what they could look like. The Guidelines to accompany it provide further explanation.
Summary report and guidelines for use [download the .doc]