We have made it easier for head teachers to identify and tackle underperformance.
On 13 January this year we announced new arrangements for dealing with teacher performance management and capability. These will strip away much of the bureaucracy and prescription of current arrangements, giving more freedom to schools to determine their own arrangements. We have replaced lengthy model policies on performance management and capability with one single model policy covering both.
These procedures are shorter and less complex than the current procedure and will make it possible, in some cases, for schools to dismiss under-performing teachers in about a term.