Rethinking Appraisal – Creating a culture of professional learning and collaboration

This course is delivered as a live webinar.

How will this course benefit you?

We take an in-depth look at how to ensure appraisal is part of a collaborative process that leads to professional learning for all staff across the organisation. We focus on the power of coaching to transform the culture of an organisation where appraisal is seen as a positive and necessary part of planning for change and challenge. We look at professional development as an integral right for all staff linked to the organisation vision, team priorities and individual goals and ambitions.

What will be covered in this course?

  • Why re-think appraisal? Reviewing the cycle of appraisal as a process for learning and professional development
  • Defining and sharing a vision for change – changing the emphasis from performance management to continuing professional development and learning 
  • How to use coaching to transform appraisal from a top-down model to a powerful vehicle for change using highly effective questioning and feedback techniques
  • An opportunity to use a variety of tools and techniques that will help to create a culture of trust and collaboration that fosters positive change
  • Time to focus on next steps using a coaching model to clearly define the goal and process that will transform appraisal 

Who is this course for?

  • HR and CPD managers who would like to use the content to create an in-house strategy for developing others. 
  • Senior Leaders who are looking to re-think the appraisal process to ensure all staff are part of the vision for continuous improvement in the quest for high-quality education outcomes
  • Deputy Heads and Middle leaders who are accountable for the performance of their teams whether they are pastoral, administration, technical or academic
  • Subject and faculty leaders who have lead responsibility for ensuring all subject specialists can deliver high quality curriculum 

How much will it cost?

First Delegate

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price

£245 +VAT


Morning Sessions (9:00am – 12.00pm)

Friday 13 May & Friday 20 May 2022

Monday 28th November 2022

Twilight Sessions (2.00pm – 5.00pm)

Thursday 7th July 2022

Friday 30th September 2022


  • A super day that has challenged me, reassured me and given me a clear next steps plan for the future.
  • Wonderful day – we worked hard and well together. Very supportive in everything!
  • Loved it!! Thank you Learning Cultures. Great to have time to reflect and discuss for a whole day – a real luxury.
  • Great opportunities to listen to others and to learn from their experiences
  • A really useful day. So many practical ideas to take back to school.