Year 2016, Volume 1 , Issue 2, Pages 229 - 254 2016-12-15

Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools

Carol CARDNO [1] , Joanne ROBSON [2]


This paper reports on a study that investigated the appraisal of middle leaders in three New Zealand secondary schools in order to determine what constituted effective performance appraisal and how this practice could be improved from the perspective of this middle tier of leadership. Overall, appraisal was variably practised and seen as a compliance mechanism rather than an opportunity for conversations about achievement and development, when it occurred at all. It is concluded that what middle level leaders experience as performance appraisal may be devalued by senior leaders paying insufficient attention to the appraisal of middle leaders especially in relation to their management responsibilities. Development linked to the appraisal of both senior and middle leaders could strengthen appraisal practice, increase its value for all parties, and tap the unrealised potential that performance appraisal has for supporting middle leaders to improve student learning outcomes. 

Middle leaders, Performance Appraisal, Secondary schools, New Zealand
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Carol CARDNO
Institution: Unitec Institute of Technology and Core Education, Auckland
Country: New Zealand


Author: Joanne ROBSON
Institution: Unitec Institute of Technology and Core Education, Auckland
Country: New Zealand


Dates

Publication Date : December 15, 2016

Bibtex @research article { real286016, journal = {Research in Educational Administration and Leadership}, issn = {}, eissn = {2564-7261}, address = {}, publisher = {Dokuz Eylul University}, year = {2016}, volume = {1}, pages = {229 - 254}, doi = {10.30828/real/2016.2.3}, title = {Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools}, key = {cite}, author = {Cardno, Carol and Robson, Joanne} }
APA Cardno, C , Robson, J . (2016). Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools . Research in Educational Administration and Leadership , 1 (2) , 229-254 . DOI: 10.30828/real/2016.2.3
MLA Cardno, C , Robson, J . "Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools" . Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 1 (2016 ): 229-254 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/real/issue/27187/286016>
Chicago Cardno, C , Robson, J . "Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 1 (2016 ): 229-254
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ISNAD Cardno, Carol , Robson, Joanne . "Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 1 / 2 (December 2016): 229-254 . https://doi.org/10.30828/real/2016.2.3
AMA Cardno C , Robson J . Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools. REAL is a scholarly a peer-reviewed publication. 2016; 1(2): 229-254.
Vancouver Cardno C , Robson J . Realising the Value of Performance Appraisal for Middle Leaders in New Zealand Secondary Schools. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership. 2016; 1(2): 229-254.