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Is there a place for 360° appraisal in assessing teacher performance?

This blog explores how we can measure teacher performance and whether 360°appraisal would be an appropriate method to use. A 360° appraisal uses feedback from a variety of people; in a school this would take the form of self-reflection, peer, line manager, student and even parental feedback. If we encourage our students to foster a …

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Teachers and their unions

Key Findings The most important reason teachers join unions is for support and protection. Collective voice and bargaining are also important. Information on pedagogy, policy and the right to industrial action are less important. Levels of satisfaction are very high (including overall satisfaction, satisfaction with support received and with head teachers’ interactions). Teachers gave powerful …

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