Performance management

You’re required to participate in your school’s performance management process. The school board performance manages the principal. The board can delegate performance management of teachers and other school staff to the principal.

About performance management

Effective performance management means that as a principal or teacher you:

  • know what’s expected of you
  • are supported to achieve the agreed expectations
  • are monitored and assessed on your performance
  • can develop your skills

It also provides an agreed basis for salary progression.

Professional standards

Your performance is assessed against the professional standards set out in your employment agreement.

Collective agreements

Assessment guidelines

The Secretary for Education has set out:

  • principles underlying the policies and processes that boards must have in place for assessing teacher performance
  • the process boards must follow in assessing teacher performance
  • the aspects of a teacher’s performance a board must assess.

Performance management in schools guidelines [DOC, 252 KB]

Further information

Visit the New Zealand School Trustees Association website for information on effective governance for schools.

New Zealand School Trustees Association (external link)  

Visit the Educational Leaders website for information on performance management for principals.

Educational Leaders website (external link)

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