Mental health factored into performance management

Mental health factored into performance management  Improved mental health support for teachers could become a central element of school performance management strategies, as new research underlines the damage caused to education by teachers’ highly stressful working conditions. HR professionals have predicted that discussions regarding mental wellness and wellbeing are set to become increasingly common during […]

Support for teachers central to teacher retention

The government has pledged to provide more support for teachers, as measures to aid those in the early stages of their career form a central focus of new policies to boost teacher performance and improve recruitment and retention rates within the profession. In January, government officials announced an “ambitious” new strategy for the teaching profession,with an […]

Supportive performance management and retention

Schools may be able to combat waning teacher retention levels by adjusting their approach to performance management, research suggests. With the number of teachers in state schools dropping to the lowest levels for five years in 2018 and the secondary school pupil population alone predicted to rise by 400,000 (14.7%) by 2027, the staff retention crisis remains […]

Performance boosted by prioritising development

Performance management researchers are heralding the rise of ‘coaching’ styles of management performance, as studies suggest that a focus on individual employees’ development and progression is key to boosting overall workplace performance and productivity.  Surveys suggest that managers who focus on getting to know and understand workers’ individual strengths and maintaining individual employee engagement are […]