The relationship between the principal and the board is a critical hub around which effective governance and management of the school revolves. Appraisal provides a formal process for monitoring and supporting the principal’s work and it is intended to benefit both principal and the board. The Ministry of Education, NZSTA and experienced appraisal practitioners, including Associate Professor Eileen Piggot-Irvine, Murray Fletcher and Tim White have, over a year or more of consultation in 2007, developed and agreed on a framework to guide boards in effective practice when managing their responsibility for principal appraisal. Members of this working group intend to use the agreed framework as a guide for their own work in supporting boards and principals.
The framework has therefore been prepared Managing Principal Appraisal (pdf format) along with the NZSTA Guidelines Managing Principal Appraisal and Primary Principals Performance Review. Along with the good practice Framework for Managing Principal Appraisal.
Primary Principals: The guidelines have been revised (see below) to the reflect the implementation of new Professional Standards for Primary Principals and incorporate the Framework for Managing Principal Appraisal). It is now provided as a guideline to assist boards in undertaking the performance review of primary principals.
Secondary Principals: New professional standards for Secondary Principals have been developed and now promulgated by the Secretary for Education.
Area School Principals: In June 2012 new professional standards were revised and promulgated by the Secretary for Education.
Framework for Managing Principal Appraisal
Professional Standards for Primary Principals
Primary Principals Performance Review Guidelines
Professional Standards for Secondary
Guidelines Managing Principal Appraisal (Secondary and Area)
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