All headteachers will be faced with a member of staff who is under performing at some stage in their career, but knowing how to deal with the problem to everyone's benefit is not always easy.
Through the use of case studies the expert authors examine ways under-performance can be handled in a range of circumstances. Clear guidance is given on procedures that should be followed to ensure actions are within a legal framework and within current directives on performance management.
Key sections include:
* how to handle capability issues
* ill health and capability
* procedures and the legal framework
* performance management.
Tackling Under-performance in Teachers will be a valuable resource for headteachers, school governors and LEA officers involved in school management.
Professor Derek Torrington is Professor of Human Resource Management and Dean of Management Studies at UMIST. Jill Earnshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Employment Law at UMIST. Lorrie Marchington is a freelance consultant in adult guidance and education. Eve M.D. Ritchie is a Research Associate at UMIST and acted as principal researcher for the research project into Teacher Capability Procedures.
1. The problem of under performance by teachers 2. How capability issues are handled 3. Ill health and capability 4. Key players and their roles 5. Making procedures work 6. Capability procedures and the legal framework 7. Performance management 8. The planning and review meetings 9. Case studies in which capability procedures were used to secure an outcome 10. Case studies in which capability procedures were not used