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 Recorded Webinar: Effective Management of Under-performing Staff in Schools


Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020
Length: 1 Hour

Performance management is a mechanism for improving teaching, learning and student experience.  A well-designed performance management procedure assists both the school and the staff member, while a poor system can exacerbate issues and see the school faced with a bullying claim. This session will explore:

  • An introduction to best practice performance management – what should the process look like?
  • Communicating with the employee
  • Establishing ways to evaluate individual performance and manage performance issues
  • Understanding the legal risks if handled poorly:
    • adverse action and general protection claims
    • bullying allegations
    • teacher stress
  • Impact of extended leave on the performance management process
  • Terminating for poor performance – how to do it effectively
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Melissa Scadden, Partner, Justitia, Melbourne

Melissa contributes an international perspective to her work and the legal team at Justitia. She completed her legal qualifications and training in the United Kingdom and is admitted as a solicitor in both England and Wales as well as in Victoria. Melissa has spent time working in-house in both jurisdictions, gaining valuable insight into how to work with employers to add value and find solutions, rather than simply provide legal advice.

Melissa practices in workplace, industrial relations and employment law. She has a particular interest in assisting clients to take a proactive approach to building an exceptional workplace, rather than just mitigating risks when problems arise.

Melissa has experience working with large private sector clients across various industries including education, retail, security, hospitality, healthcare, finance, construction and labour hire. She has been involved in large projects and matters including a High Court litigation, WHS prosecutions, business restructures and negotiating enterprise agreements. She has also advised employers on a range of employment-related matters, including post-employment restraints, industrial instrument coverage and interpretation, misconduct and performance management, termination of employment (including negotiated settlements), discrimination, workplace investigations and FWC proceedings. She has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution, is a trained mediator and regularly conducts workplace training.


This webinar is suitable for Principals and school executives– Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBPJUN20
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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