Capability procedures

Capability procedures in school

Being placed on capability procedures can be a stressful experience for school staff. As a teacher, you will be expected to reach certain targets and objectives with your classes.

Capability procedures: what does my school have to disclose?

You may have been placed on capability procedures and are applying for a new role in a different school. You might wonder if your previous school has to disclose if you have been placed on capability procedures and the full details of why you were placed on capability.

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.

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.