Q: My line manager wants to set inappropriate and/or data based Performance Management (Appraisal) targets.

What should I do?

This should be resisted.

You can only be held accountable for things that are directly within your control as a teacher.

Pupil data and class data is not an appropriate target.


• School and trust leaders should not make pay progression for teachers’ dependent on quantitative assessment metrics, such as test outcomes, or

• Set targets for teachers that are outside their control. Targets should be closely tied to genuinely actionable behaviours, that are aspirational yet achievable.

• Assessments are designed to evaluate, measure and report the progress and attainment of pupils, rather than evaluate the performance of teachers.