Teacher appraisal and capability: model policy

Departmental advice for schools on revised appraisal arrangements and teacher capability.



Departmental advice for:

  • headteachers
  • governors
  • local authorities
  • statutory agencies

It applies to:

  • maintained schools, including maintained special schools
  • local authorities in respect of unattached teachers

Maintained schools and local authorities must have an appraisal policy for teachers and a policy, covering all staff, which deals with lack of capability.

This model policy is an optional resource for schools to refer to as they review and develop their own policies.

The assessment forms which schools should use to carry out their statutory induction of newly qualified teachers are also available online.

What legislation does this advice refer to?