Mid-year Appraisal Chat/Focus

Please prepare for this, making written notes, comments or paragraphs.  You will need all records to appear, as evidence of reflection, self-evaluation and discussion on your professional blog.

To be recertified, it is now a requirement that there you have evidence of all Professional Teacher Criteria.  When done well, Teacher Inquiry documentation provides evidence of nearly all of these.  The Principal needs to confirm this (i.e. site your evidence), for you to be re-certified.

Part 1: Professional Standards

P.T.C 3

Demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.

i. demonstrate respect for the heritages, languages and cultures of both partners to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Reflective Question: How do I reflect in my professional work respect for the cultural heritages of both Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Response: trying to continually add to my knowledge and understanding of To Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori, and then using more Te Reo, and demonstrating my respect for and understanding of practices and protocols to be more culturally responsive and inclusive.

I endeavor to apply understand and apply tikanga through my class rules and routines - opting to collaborate instead of competing.

I want to enrol in a wananga to brush up on more Te Reo, personally I want to add to my ability to present a whaikorero for a Powhiri.

 P.T.C 6

Conceptualise, plan and implement an appropriate learning programme.

 i articulate clearly the aims of their teaching, give sound professional reasons for adopting these aims and implement them in their practice

ii through their planning and teaching, demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of relevant content, disciplines and curriculum documents.

 Reflective Question: What do I take into account when planning programmes of work for groups and individuals?


          (based on prior knowledge, conversations, observations and assessment)

          (collective  and individual)

P.T.C. 2 Demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of all ākonga.

 i. take all reasonable steps to provide and maintain a teaching and learning environment that is physically, socially, culturally and emotionally safe

ii. acknowledge and respect the languages, heritages and cultures of all ākonga

iii. comply with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements

Reflective Question: How do I show that I actively promote the well-being of all ākonga for whom I am responsible in my practice?



In a leadership capacity, I am carefully spending time with my colleagues making sure I am listening to them and their needs, building relationships with them. I am purposefully taking every opportunity to extend my influence on others.

In my classroom, I try to:

Part 2: Coherence –Teacher Self-Check

See (Google Form) survey. Use the scale shown.  When meeting with your Team Leader, table this and lead any discussion that may be important.

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The 'drivers' of our Curriculum, as per our charter. To what degree would you say your practice, your class, your approach or indeed your beliefs meet/recognise these drivers?

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In summary:

Man! I am on fire! It's taken 7 years to get almost perfect :)  Must be time to move on :D

Part 3: On-line Reflections/Other

Share any other successes from the first half-year (individual's, creative approaches that have had impact, ‘a-ha’ moments?)

In summary:

Empowerment chat.

Part 4: Personal Goal

Share your goal.

Part 5: Final Summary

Is there evidence, or a growing body of evidence to support re-certification? Yes/ No