Keynote by Chris Moyse “Improve Not Prove”. Chris will present a compelling argument for the removal of performance management and a case for an alternative that focuses on an individual’s professional growth yet is aligned with organisational priorities. He will describe a culture and process that focuses on the process of getting better and improving; on growth as opposed to validation, on progress instead of proving yourself.
Chris will share the thinking, extensive research and practicalities behind a way of working that champions staff development yet also addresses recruitment, retention, and staff wellbeing.
You will also hear about a short case study from Kat Howard, who will share key principles and considerations to support colleagues reviewing their existing in-school model for performance management, and who are keen to incorporate continual development of practise and teacher autonomy as integral to their approach.
We’ll then hear from a panel of Chris Moyse, Christalla Jamil FCCT and Tom Manthorpe, who will share their perspective on what effective performance management (or performance ‘development’) might look like – there will be the opportunity to pose questions and share reflections with panellists.
One space is available per trust, please register here to secure a place for yourself or a trust colleague.
If you have a second colleague who would be particularly keen to attend, please let us know and if we have any spaces available we will be able to extend them an invitation.
This event is for Executive leaders within multi-academy trusts, typically with roles focused on teacher development, school improvement, professional learning etc.
Our Presenters and panellists
Chris Moyse, Managing Director of TLC Education Services Ltd – an education and leadership consultancy company, and is also an ambassador for Leadership Matters
Chris Moyse is a leadership and education consultant with over 37 years of experience in education. He helps schools, colleges, organisations, and their staff to become even better.
He was a teacher and middle leader for 18 years and then a local authority consultant before moving into senior leadership in an all-through school in Somerset for 7 years. Chris then went on to become Head of Staff Development for Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust in Somerset, a 3-19 multi academy trust where he instigated an alternative to performance management across 7 schools.
Chris has now worked with over 850 schools, colleges, and organisations across the UK and beyond, focusing primarily on staff development.
Kat Howard FCCT – is the Director of the Teaching School Hub. Kat has held senior leadership roles in school leading curriculum, staff development and coaching, and undertaken the role of Expert Advisor for Teacher Development Trust, writing and quality assuring content for the National Professional Qualifications. Kat is also the founder of Litdrive, a national charity for English teachers, the author of two bestselling books that focus on the importance of teacher workload and curriculum development in schools, and stands as governor for an alternative provision in North East Lincolnshire. Kat holds a Master’s in Expert Teaching with Ambition Institute and is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Christalla Jamil FCCT – is the Interim Chief Executive of The LDBS Academies Trust and LDBS Academies Trust 2 and also the Executive Headteacher of two inner London schools. Christalla combines extensive system leadership and school improvement experience with a passion for transforming the lives of young people. She is leading a growing family of schools with a shared vision and who support one another to deliver excellence in education for all our pupils. Her focus remains on achievement for all and ensuring children have a rich experience of academic excellence, self- discipline and resilience reflected in a distinctive Christian ethos. As CEO, she continues to support schools to navigate the many challenges that they face and to enable children to live, love, learn and know life in all its fullness.
Christalla started teaching in 2004. She was swiftly awarded a TLR and Teacher Training School responsibilities, as a Middle Leader. After her NQT year she became a Consultant Leader and an Advanced Skills Teacher. After 6 years she moved to another school as an AHT. Shortly after, she trained as an Ofsted inspector. She went onto her third school as a DHT, quickly becoming the Acting Headteacher in her second term. These roles enabled her to apply for the Headship of her own school in 2013. She became an Executive Headteacher in April 2020. She is a founding member and FCCT of the Chartered College of Teaching and an active National Leader for @WomenEdEngland.
Christalla strongly believes that if we want innovation to exist, we must bring people together. Without that, no optimism endures. Optimism, as well as creativity, can be learnt by practice. And practice is not only looking to change the perception of reality and imagining new ways to interpret it, but also adopting routines that will help to maintain a firm determination to move on through innovation with equality and fairness. She is a courageous leader; uniting in voice to bring about real change for all. @ChristallaJ @LDBSLAT
Tom Manthorpe MCCT – is an experienced school leader with wealth of knowledge. This includes inclusive teaching, SEND systems, pastoral leadership, professional development and transition. Tom leads on professional development, coaching, SEND Reviews, ECT support, quality assurance, transforming behaviour, developing learning communities and leadership development programmes at The Henry Box School. Tom is a facilitator for a range of programmes for both ECTs and experienced teachers. He is also a Teacher Development Trust Associate.
Dr Lisa-Maria Müller, Head of Research, Chartered College of Teaching – Dr Lisa-Maria Müller leads on the internal and externally funded research projects. She is lead author of the Education in Times of Crisis reports which explored the potential impact of school closures on students and teachers, teachers’ experiences with distance learning, how they relate to existing research on the topic and what this means for the future of education. Lisa-Maria has also served as expert advisor on the OECD PISA 2025 Language Measure, is co-author of a literature review informing the deliberations of UNESCO CEART on preparing teachers for digital and diverse classrooms and has led a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring the effectiveness of journal clubs as teacher CPD. Currently, Lisa-Maria is leading on an evaluation of blended approaches to teacher CPD funded by the Paul Hamlyn foundation and research informing the organisation’s policy work on teacher wellbeing. Prior to joining the Chartered College of Teaching, Lisa-Maria was postdoctoral research associate at the Universities of Cambridge and York, working on projects relating to foreign language learning. Lisa-Maria is a qualified MFL teacher with teaching experience in secondary schools in Austria and England and has obtained her PhD from the University of Vienna in which she explored the similarities and differences between typically developing bilingualism and bilingual language impairment.
Learn more about the Chartered College of Teaching
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Early Childhood Hub – The Early Childhood Hub hosts content by, and for, early childhood education practitioners, with a focus on pedagogy and practice in early childhood education.
Research Hub – The Research Hub hosts summaries of academic and practitioner research as well as reports that Chartered College of Teaching members have contributed to. You can also find a list of opportunities to participate in external research projects and access a range of tools to support you in your research engagement journey.
Video Hub – The Video Hub hosts short classroom practice videos, filmed in a variety of settings, and recorded interviews with a range of teachers, leaders and educators. Members will also find, and be able to access, ‘on demand’ recordings of our previous webcasts and events.
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Learning Hub – The Learning Hub is your home for professional learning and development. You will find links to bitesize CPD units and details of other available courses.
Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice. As a professional accreditation, Chartered Status builds on individual practice, priorities and interests and can be undertaken at your own pace, up to three years.
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The Chartered College of Teaching & Teacher Tapp Podcast – A collaboration between Teacher Tapp and the Chartered College of Teaching in which we look at hot off the press data on various topics concerning teaching, learning, and teacher development and ask teachers to comment on the findings by reflecting on their own experiences.