Introduction to the Engaging in P&D resources
Introduction to Engaging in P&D resources
Welcome to the performance and development resources for teachers
In today’s education community, there is increasing focus on performance and development and professional learning to improve teacher practice and ultimately impact student outcomes.
In order to improve their practice, teachers need:
• documented and regularly reviewed goals
• ways of measuring progress
• evidence from multiple sources to reflect on performance, including through classroom observation
• access to high quality professional learning to support development
• regular formal and informal feedback
A strong and supportive culture will help to ensure that teachers get the most out of the performance and development opportunities at their school
• clear understanding of effective teaching
• focus on student outcomes
While it is acknowledged that principals have a central role in creating these conditions
they cannot be driven by one person alone
A truly effective approach is characterised by a shared commitment amongst teachers to take control of their own development
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and support each others’ development
How to get involved
By visiting this site you are already making positive steps towards influencing your school’s performance and development culture
These resources have been designed to help you to engage in the performance and development opportunities at your school
This will help you to answer questions like….
• How do I prepare for my annual review?
• How do I work with evidence and track my progress?
• How do I seek and give feedback?
• How do I reflect on my practice and set goals?
Check with your system, sector and school to clarify the performance and development processes relevant to you and to find out what resources are available
The resources published as part of this toolkit support each component of the performance and development cycle. You may use all of them or you may choose to only select relevant resources as needed
A good resource to start with may be the….
Getting started survey – how do I perceive performance and development at my school?
“If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.”
Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus professor of Educational Assessment, Institute of Education, University of London