Appraisal: Development Pathways

In the previous two parts of the appraisal series, I explored the ongoing tension between appraisal and accountability expressed by the two dramatically different approaches to appraisal: the surplus and deficit models. I also looked at how to start changing the appraisal culture through the ‘gentle pressure relentlessly applied’ approach. In this part appraisal pathwaysContinue reading “Appraisal: Development Pathways”

Appraisal: Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied

Much has been written about the issues surrounding accountability in UK schools. Part 1 of the appraisal series was all about the tension between what the appraisers and appraisees are looking for in the appraisal process. In this blog I want to tackle the first big question I arrived at in my musings: How doContinue reading “Appraisal: Gentle Pressure Relentlessly Applied”