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Performance and Development for Education Support Class Employees

The performance and development approach

At the beginning of each performance and development cycle, education support employees, in consultation with their reviewer, will formulate goals for their PDP. The goals should capture the entirety of the employees’ role and responsibilities and align with the priorities articulated in the School Strategic Plan (SSP) and the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) to ensure all employees are working toward a shared goal of school improvement.

Where appropriate, education support employees should also align their PDP to relevant professional standards. Koorie Engagement Support Officer PDPs are informed by relevant area of regional business plans.

The PDP of all education support employees must comprise of:

  • 4 performance and development goals
  • strategies that will be used to support the achievement of each goal
  • evidence that will be collected to demonstrate achievement of each goal

In addition, the PDP functions as a record of formal review conversations between education support employees and reviewers at mid-cycle and end-cycle points. Regular informal feedback should occur throughout the cycle for all employees and inform formal review conversations.

Concerns about performance should be raised as soon as they have been identified and discussed in the context of how the education support employee can work towards meeting their goals.

Figure 1: Links between the Performance and Development of staff with the school and system

Diagram showing Links between the Performance and Development of staff with the school and system. Described under 'View long description'
Figure 1: Links between the Performance and Development of staff with the school and system

The diagram shows the links between the Performance and Development of staff with the school and system. This is represented by a pyramid with 5 tiers. The headings of each tier from top to bottom are:

  • P&D
  • Annual Implementation Plan (AIP)
  • School Strategic Plan (SSP)
  • Framework for Improving School Outcomes (FISO)
  • Education State

There are 3 categories next to the pyramid with arrows relating to the different tiers. These categories and their related tiers are:

  • School based employees — P&D
  • School — AIP, SSP, FISO
  • System — Education State
Download Figure 1: Links between the Performance and Development of staff with the school and system
Guidance chapter on the performance and development approach

Reviewed 15 October 2021

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