Capability procedures

What does it mean if I have been placed on capability procedures?

As a teacher, you will be expected to reach certain targets and objectives with your classes. These targets would have been agreed in your appraisals with your head of department or other senior school leader. You are potentially at risk of being placed on capability procedures if you do not consistently meet your targets and are under performing in your role.

What is a teacher support plan?

You may be placed on a teacher support plan but might be unsure of what is involved, how much to be concerned about and how it links to capability procedures. You will want to read your school’s capability and appraisal policy as approaches can differ from school to school.

What is constructive dismissal?

There may come a time during your teaching career when you feel forced to leave your position because of your school’s unreasonable or unlawful conduct. You may feel forced to resign because you consider there is no other alternative. This is known as constructive dismissal.