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Performance ratings and contracts

Q: Should temporary teachers’ contract be terminated if they receive unsatisfactory performance ratings?

A: Temporary teachers have as much right as permanent teachers to be given the opportunity to improve their performance when issues are identified.

Their contracts should not be terminated – instead, a performance review process should clearly identify the problem areas, and put in place a performance improvement plan with appropriate support for the teacher.

If performance does not improve after these steps have been taken, it is more likely that the contract will be terminated.

 [information updated 17 Nov 2015]