NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New Teachers’ Standards and Appraisal Regulations

Emily Lamont, Katie Pyle

01 March 2013

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The DfE submitted two questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in November 2012. The questions covered the awareness and impacts of the new Teachers’ Standards and appraisal regulations. They covered the topics: awareness of the new Teachers’ Standards and the new appraisal regulations; whether schools had changed their performance management/appraisal policy since the new regulations were introduced; and whether teachers had been told that their performance in the coming year would be assessed against the new Teachers’ Standards.

The findings from this series of questions indicate that the vast majority of teachers are aware of the new Teachers’ Standards and the new appraisals regulations, but there is a better awareness amongst senior leaders than classroom teachers. The majority of teachers indicated their schools have made changes to their performance management/appraisal policy since the new regulations were introduced.

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