Performance Management

As a subject leader, one aspect of your role is to foster the development of those who work in the history department. This means catering for staff with a variety of needs, backgrounds and experience, including non-specialists. It is also about managing their individual performance as well as the performance of the department as a whole. In this section you will find a variety of supportive articles and guides aimed at the subject leader to help you to move your department on.

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  • Self-evaluating history departments

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2016 in Harrogate. Taking the temperature – how close are you to boiling point? Heather Scott, Education & Leadership Consultant In this interactive seminar, we explored how we self-evaluate history departments – how healthy is yours? Are you using Ofsted...

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  • Developing a history department intranet as a resource for students and staff

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    Four years ago, as an academic historian with a recently-acquired Secondary History PGCE, I was striving to satisfactorily deal with the many challenges faced by all NQTs in their first appointment. Among many other things, it was the sheer pace of the school day and the practical issues of lesson...

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  • Expertise in its development stage: planning for the needs of gifted adolescent historians

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    The Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY), Deborah Eyre, is one of the foremost advocates of gifted and talented children, and their education, in the UK. She plans to improve the education of the most able students by asking subject communities to work on how...

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