Our Collective Agreement is very clear on teacher evaluation:
- The purpose of evaluation is to assess teacher competence and reinforce quality education.
- A teacher should normally be reported on during the year of the initial appointment to the District, once every five years thereafter, or upon request of the teacher, Superintendent or Administrator.
Despite point 2 above, it is not typical practice in our District for a teacher to be evaluated every five years. Often, principals recommend that teachers participate in growth plans. So, teachers need to decide between requesting an evaluation or developing a growth plan: