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Support Staff Case Studies
Simon Balle School
School No: 246
M. H. – School Manager - SLT Team
M. has worked at the school for 4 years and line manages 12 members of the admin staff. She carries out 11 PMs with the admin staff. She is involved with interviewing and appointing support staff.
Support Roles in school:
Domestic staff & Catering staff are not employed by the school.
All support staff have written job descriptions
Other staff will have a tailor made induction programme relevant to their post.
All Associate staff have professional dialogue with their line managers. At these meetings the previous objectives are reviewed to determine whether they have been successfully met. If they have not been met support is then offered. During this discussion up to 4 objectives are discussed and agreed for the new year by both members of staff. This is recorded onto the relevant paperwork and a copy given to the member of staff. There is an opportunity for an interim meeting but this optional. PM is not pay related. The discussions start in September and are finished by October half term.
New members of staff meet with the Head and line manager after a month to discuss progress and after a 6 month review they then start the cycle of professional dialogue.
All staff have the opportunity for training if it is relevant to their role.
Staff members are expected to share information with their colleagues after attending a course.
Associate staff are encouraged to attend staff meetings and briefings.