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  • School office: improving efficiency How can we improve management of the school office? Two of our associate education experts offer advice on how to improve efficiency in the school office. We also link to training and resources on leadership, line management and effective school office management.
  • Support staff: performance management You're not required to conduct formal appraisals for school support staff, but it is good practice. Read guidance on how to manage this process, including appointing appraisers and dealing with underperformance.
  • Support staff: performance management proformas Are there any performance management forms for support staff? One of our associate education experts has created downloadable templates of annual and mid-year performance review forms. We also link to examples of proformas from a local authority and related materials from schools.
  • Teaching assistants: appraisal You don't need to do performance management for teaching assistants (TAs), but it is good practice. Find guidance on arranging the process, setting objectives and standards, and gathering evidence ahead of the appraisal meeting.