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Continuing Professional Development (Performance Management)

What is Continuing Professional Development?

Bromcom’s Continuing Professional Development (Performance Management) area allows schools to create and track their staff members’ objectives, and links those objectives to overarching school objectives. Users can also track review or appraisal meetings, and keep any notes or important documentation that is created. Any CPD that staff members go on can also be added to the system, and used as evidence of progress against objectives.

Staff members will have their own performance management area to manage their progress against objectives, and easily see how they are progressing.

The Performance Management area also includes the ability to create the organisational structure of your school, so schools can easily create line management and direct report relationships between staff members.

Features & Benefits

  • Create school objectives, and monitor how staff members are helping your school achieve its goals
  • Monitor staff progress against their own objectives, and keep notes from any appraisal or review meetings that take place
  • Allow staff to input records of any CPD that they have completed, and link it to their objectives as evidence
  • Create the organisational structure of your school in Bromcom, allowing line managers to track their direct reports’ progress

Key Features

FeaturesWhat it DoesBenefits
Performance Management moduleAllows schools to track school and staff objectives, and manage/record any reviews or appraisalsAs part of the MIS, schools no longer need to invest in third party applications to manage their staff performance
Line Managers and HR staff can quickly and easily see how staff are progressing with their objectives
Any meetings can be scheduled and data recorded, keeping all of the performance management information in one place
CPD Logging and LibraryCPD activities can be recorded individually, or a ‘library’ of CPD items can be created that staff can apply forCPD can be linked to objectives, creating a full picture of how a staff member is approaching and achieving their objectives
By using the library feature, schools can easily create and then assign CPD events to staff members, eg inset days
Staff members can also use the library to find and apply for CPD events. Rules about cost and time can be set, which would mean that some CPD items need approval.
Teacher AppView and edit Performance Management on the move by using the Teacher AppTeachers can view their Performance Management objectives, add notes and documentation to CPD events
Line Managers will be able to see how their teams are performing

General Functionality

FeatureWhat it DoesBenefits
Organisational structureCreate your school’s organisational structure in your MISLine managers will be able to see and manage their direct reports’ progress against objectives
Track school objectivesCreate school objectives, against which staff objectives can be trackedEnsure the whole team is working towards the same goal by creating school objectives with linked staff objectives
Monitor your school’s progress against these objectives in real time
Track staff objectivesCreate staff objectives, and monitor staff members’ progressStaff objectives can be linked to school objectives, reviews/appraisals and CPD, giving managers and staff members a complete view of how that objective is being met
Reviews, appraisals, and other meetingsCreate data records for reviews or appraisals, so that a record is kept of decisions made, etcSchedule reviews and other performance management-related meetings
Log the content of the meeting, and upload any relevant documentation
Link reviews to CPD and objectives to create a complete view of your staff’s performance management
Alerts and remindersAdd diary entries and reminders to staff members’ calendars for reviews, other meetings, and even for CPD eventsEnsure that your staff members’ diaries are up to date with all performance management meetings, reducing missed meetings and increasing preparedness for these meetings
Create records of CPD events attendedLog CPD events, including staff notes and any related documentation. Link CPD to objectives as evidence of progress against that objectiveCPD is a crucial part of staff’s performance management, so linking CPD to objectives and staff members’ records means schools can make effective decisions about CPD in their school
Create a library of CPDCreate CPD events that teachers can sign up for. Line managers can assign these items to their team membersBy creating CPD entries for required training courses (eg GDPR), schools can monitor the completion and effectiveness of those courses
Create a curated library of CPD for your staff. By offering CPD that schools know are effective, schools can gain more confidence in their performance management, and the training their staff are receiving
Set rules for approval of CPD eventsSet cost and/or time limits at which point approval is needed for CPDHelps schools manage their CPD outlay efficiently and cost-effectively
Teacher app functionalityTeachers and line managers will be able to manage CPD on the go via the Teacher AppTeachers will be able to view their objectives, reviews and CPD entries at any time, even when they are not in the office. This also allows them to update CPD records with notes and documents immediately after completion, when it is still fresh in their minds