Trust Based Appraisal: How to Significantly Enhance Performance Development in Your School

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Trust Based Appraisal: How to Significantly Enhance Performance Development in Your School

Programme Overview
Appraisal and Performance Management
Delivery Model Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material 
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable)
  • AED 1980 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 30th November 2022

Date of Training Tuesday 24th January 2023
Wednesday 25th January 2023
Time (UAE) 8:45am to 3:30pm
Venue Dubai – to be confirmed

Please note: 
If COVID restrictions are introduced, this course will become an online training session.

Target audience


Intended outcomes
  • To understand the importance and benefits of a trust-based culture to underpin performance development that unleashes staff potential
  • To explore the key concepts that create psychologically safe (and trusting) workplaces
  • To know how to give and receive robustly kind feedback in a way that ensures it has impact
  • To develop a model for staff appraisal that enables discussion of professional behaviours as well as performance

Jeanie Davies

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Trainer Biography Jeanie Davies is the author of The Trust Revolution in Schools published with Routledge in 2020. She has worked in education for nearly two decades in the guise of teacher, senior school leader, coach and most recently as Head of Learning and Organisational Development for Oasis Academies. Jeanie has run her own consultancy for the last seven years specialising in coaching, culture change, leadership and performance development, and promotes a trust-based approach to school leadership through bespoke school support. Jeanie underpins her in-school work with extensive research, culminating in her book, and has a Masters in Coaching from the University of Warwick.

Programme details:

It seems that very few staff have ever cited the appraisal system as a pivotal part of their development, yet each year in schools we go through an often tick-box exercise in the name of performance development.  Appraisal has become synonymous with judgement and, at worst, fear. It very rarely acknowledges that performance is based on how we feel. This course shares a very different approach to the development of staff.  Starting by exploring the preconditions to building trust within your school culture, this course will enable you to catalyse the tools needed for line managers and staff to be able to access the curious conversations needed to talk about how we exist and behave within our working lives. Having established the rich culture and tools required, Jeanie will lead you through the role-behaviour matrix and trust-based appraisal framework, meaning that you will have the tools to take away to implement a meaningful and developmental appraisal system in your school.


Day One
08:45 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Creating Mindsets and Culture for Staff Development – A model for trust
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 How are things done around here? – Staff dynamics and building tribe behaviours
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 How to talk about what actually needs to be discussed – Feedback & Growth Mindsets
15:30 Finish


Day Two
08:45 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Bloom – Introducing the framework for deeper appraisal conversations
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 The Role – Behaviour Matrix
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Psychological Safety and Curious Conversations
15:30 Finish


Jeanie Davies
2 day