Performance Appraisal: Staff and Manager Appraisals

Note that from February 1, 2021, the Teaching Council has removed the requirement for certificated teachers to participate in an appraisal process and this has been replaced with a Professional Growth Cycle.  Should you hold an educator membership, click here for our PGC article.  It is understood that at present the PGC is not required for Professional Leaders/ Service Managers - the Teaching Council will communicate any change to professional leaders as it becomes available.

The Ministry of Education's licensing criteria that sits alongside the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations requires that services have processes for human resource management; including "a system of regular appraisal"  (GMA6 home-based; GMA7 education and care centres; GMA7 playcentres; GMA7 kōhanga reo; GMA7 hospital-based).

The guidance provided here includes outlines of:

  • Performance appraisal for :
    • managers who may also be the service owner
    • teaching staff (including unqualified and qualified staff)
  • How to conduct a performance appraisal, the process involved and 6 simple steps to follow
  • Tips for setting the scene properly and conducting the performance review effectively.

Templates to assist you with the process are provided below. Members are welcome to use the templates and/or adapt for their particular needs.



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