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Heads of program

Introduced in Term 4, 2015, the Annual Performance Review (APR) process for heads of program supports professional capability and enhances teaching and leadership practice.

Heads of program (HOPs) include:

The APR process for heads of program is framed against both the Australian Professional Standard for Principals External Link (APSP) and the Leadership Profiles External Link, and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers External Link (APST). The APSP and the APST are represented as integrated models that recognise all good leaders and teachers share common qualities and capabilities.

Heads of program may reflect on their performance by considering their relevant head of program role description and using the APST and the APSP to identify areas of strength and areas for development.

As part of their APR process, all heads of program develop, implement and review an Annual Performance Development Plan (APDP) in consultation with a nominated supervisor over a 12-month cycle.

The following resources are available to support heads of program, and their supervisors, to undertake the APR process:

Heads of program are able to develop their plan and share it with their supervisor using an interactive web-based template in MyHR Performance Capability and Talent. Instructions on the MyHR Performance Capability and Talent home page provide a link to the Annual Performance Review Ed Studio. The studio has been developed to provide further assistance to those leading or engaging with the APR process, and features additional resources including web-conference recordings for plan completion at all levels as well as sample SMART goals that can guide professional learning.

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This page was last reviewed on 09 Jun 2016

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