There is a change in the process for Interim Trainer Appraisals. These will now take the form of a PEER REVIEW OF TRAINING instead of an “interim mini-appraisal”.
The usual bi-annual full trainer appraisal will still be held with a training programme director, however the “interim” appraisal will be replaced by this new process.
This will allow you to easily satisfy the trainer standard of a “peer review of teaching” that must at least occur every 3 years. This new process was discussed at the May and June 2011 trainer workshop and all who attended were in agreement with the change.
How will this Peer Review of training take place?
When your interim appraisal is due, the scheme office will notify you that a peer review of training should take place.
It will be your responsibility to organise with another trainer (of your choice) to observe any aspect of your training/teaching.
This may take the form of an observed tutorial, or observed video or any other form of “peer review” that you decide.
The two trainers must meet up and spend at least 1 hour of protected time together in “peer review”. This may occur in any setting.
The scheme will send the trainer a “Peer review of training evaluation form” to complete at the end of the process. This must be returned completed to the scheme office and will be filed as documentation of “interim appraisal” and peer review of teaching.
A copy of the evaluation form is on the website.
The scheme will notify those who are due their interim appraisal when appropriate.
Natalie Hawkrigg 31/5/11