There is no set time frame or frequency for conducting appraisals. Most Schools use 12 monthly appraisals, which is the appraisal period set out in the Department for Education “Teacher appraisal and capability: A model policy for schools.”
Regardless of how often appraisals are conducted, it is important to bear in mind that regular appraisals are only one part of the performance management process. In particular if appraisals are conducted on a 12 monthly basis you should make sure you have a mechanism to discuss performance issues as they arise, such as regular team or one to one meetings, as appropriate.
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