Managing Staff for Improved Performance Human Resource Management in Schools

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-03-09
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Managing Staff for Improved Performance provides a comprehensive guide to people management in schools, giving school leaders and managers clear insights into how to develop employee performance and ensure high quality service in education. Middlewood and Abbott explore human resource management (HRM) theory and practice, drawing on examples from a wide-range of school contexts. They examine what is meant by all levels of performance, from excellent to poor, and offer strategies for evaluating the performance of all staff starting with the school leader. The authors also explore a range of issues including recruitment, performance-related pay, working with unions and other professional organisations, engaging stakeholders and the thorny issues around dismissal procedures.
Throughout this comprehensive guide for aspiring and practising school leaders, the emphasis is on taking a proactive and positive approach with a view to developing a culture within the organisation which only accepts very effective performance, and supports the style and approach of the school leader.

Author Biography

David Middlewood is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Warwick, UK.

Ian Abbott is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Warwick, UK.

Table of Contents

Part I: Issues in Staff Performance
1. The Changing Context for Managing Performance
2. Developing a Positive Culture for Performance
3. Understanding Key Issues in Staff Management
4. Identifying Different Levels of Performance
Part II: Analysing and Addressing the Issues
5. Examining the Leader's Role
6. Understanding Factors Affecting Staff Performance
7. Support Strategies to Improve Performance
8. Dealing with Under-Performance
Part III: Managing Effective Partnerships
9. Managing Effective Exits
10. Working with Unions and Professional Associations
11. Engaging Other Stakeholders
12 Conclusions and Reflections

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