This practical course will give those involved in the performance management process a better understanding of how we can use the performance management process as a positive tool to revitalise and engage your school teams effectively as we all move on from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using highly effective performance management templates and models of good practice to guide learning and discussions, participants will leave fully equipped to engaged in effective performance management practices and ensure that outstanding teaching, learning and progress, motivated teams; and staff wellbeing are all at the very heart of their performance management processes.

This course can also be brought into your school, and tailored accordingly, if required.


  • Understand more about the link between effective performance management and standards of learning and teaching.
  • Gain insight into effective strategies to manage the performance management process.
  • Be able to use the performance management process to revitalise and engage your school teams.
  • Take away a wide range of useful templates and models of nationally recognised good practice to adapt back at school.
  • Prepare strategically to build strong links between performance management processes and the drive towards raised standards of learning and teaching.
  • Equip your teams with resilient, reward-based processes to empower them post-pandemic.
COURSE DATES London | Thursday 21 October 2021
  • New and recently appointed Pastoral Leads, and those moving into post in September.
  • Experienced Pastoral Leads.
  • Heads of House/Heads of Year.
  • Pastoral Lead Line Managers.
  • Members of governing bodies, with a brief for wellbeing/mental health, including staff governors.
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an in-school course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


10.00 – 10.45am
Revitalising the Performance Management Process

  • The key features of an effective performance management process
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities – who does what
  • Performance management and capacity building
  • Embedding performance management conversations across your school year

10.45 – 11.00am
Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 12.00pm
Positive Performance Management with outstanding teaching & learning

  • Defining what ‘outstanding’ looks like – the role of the Ofsted three ‘I’s’ in performance
  • Engaging with data, understanding impact, and making learning visible
  • Exploring models of good practice that support the drive towards outstanding learning
    and teaching.
  • Coaching and mentoring strategies to develop skills and capacity.

12.00 – 1.00pm

Lunch and informal discussion

1.00 – 1.45pm
Motivating and developing your teams – especially now

  • Understanding the drivers and barriers of effective teams
  • Identifying, sharing, and rewarding excellent practice in our teams
  • Team retention – Engaging your team with their onward journey post pandemic
  • Challenging our teams to be even better

1.45- 2.00pm

Discussion: afternoon tea

2.00 – 3.00pm
Leading your team through continued change

  • Developing an evidence based, change rationale
  • Using our pandemic experience to inform change processes- what has worked well and
  • Understanding the barriers and opportunities for change in the year ahead
  • How to avoid change overload and engage team members in what needs to be done

2.00 – 3.00pm

Plenary & Finish

Steve Burnage

Having spent over 25 years teaching and leading a variety of schools across the UK, Steve is sought after as an expert practitioner, consultant, and trainer. He specialises in developing effective school leadership at all levels; and supporting outstanding and impactful classroom practice, pedagogy, learning and teaching. Alongside Steve’s training and education reform projects, he receives frequent invitations to speak at international education conferences, features in a wide range of training videos and online seminars, hosts regular interactive webinar sessions on key aspects of effective classroom practice and school leadership; and coaches and mentors headteachers worldwide.