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Capability Procedures for School Employees - SM15

The purpose of capability procedures is to support members of staff to fully perform their duties and to address issues of under-performance on a formal basis. The aim is to deal with those cases where, despite appropriate management support (normally provided through the appraisal procedure) the employee is lacking in key areas of ability, skill, competence or knowledge and is consequently unable to carry out their required duties to an acceptable standard.


Employees are normally competent, effective and are able to develop through the range of opportunities provided by the school. There are, however, occasions when a significant gap may develop between the requirements of a job and the individual’s performance and, if not appropriately addressed, the situation may affect pupils’ education and the performance of the school.


This procedure sets out the process for managers or governors to follow when addressing issues of under performance, which have not been possible to resolve through the appraisal procedure.



Page Published: 29/05/2012