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Queen Mary’s Performance and Development Appraisal Scheme, applies to all members of staff except for those who have been appraised as part of the joint academic and clinical appraisal scheme, or who fall into the following categories: 

  • Clinical staff who require revalidation (the online Trust system should be used for this purpose)
  • Individuals with honorary status
  • Temporary staff (on contracts less than one year)
  • Staff currently on probation (the probationary procedure will apply)

Although appraisal conversations should take place regularly throughout the year, an annual recording of those conversations normally take place from June through September. 

During this appraisal period, it is important to remember the impact that the current pandemic has had, and is continuing to have, on all of us.   

With this in mind, please consider the guidance below when you arrange appraisal meetings over this summer. 

Appraisal Summer 2020 Guidance for Appraiser [PDF 355KB]

This page links you with information to help you make the most of your appraisal conversations. The first part deals with how the appraisal conversation should be structured and the second part with recording on the e-system.  

1. The basics of appraisal 

Some useful guides:

Getting Started is a brief document summarising both the appraisal process and the e-system. This is the essential core introduction to both the appraisal process and the e-system with a series of group-specific messages – (eg to faculties on how to transition to the new system or how to incorporate other documentation). 

For a full overview of the principles and practice of a positive appraisal conversation, please read the Guidelines which include example objectives and a dummy completed form. They are written for both appraisers and appraisees.
Appraisal Guidelines [PDF 671KB]  

In response to feedback from the faculties, additional support has been developed for academic staff to assist in their appraisal conversations. The Guide to Academic Appraisal Discussions includes a set of themes and example questions that may provide a useful framework for those conversations.

Guide to academic appraisal discussions [PDF 391KB]

Appraisal training is available for staff. All appraisers must complete the ‘Appraisal Training for Reviewers’ (course code PD180). For appraisees, 1 hour drop-in sessions are available titled ‘Making the most of your appraisal’ (course code PD185). Courses can be booked via the course booking system. 

2. Recording the appraisal - the e-system

An online form for conducting staff appraisals has been created which is available to all eligible staff. Logging on is simple and secure – use your QMUL username and password to access the system, via the link on the right hand side of this page. 

If you have trouble logging into the system, please raise a ticket with IT           

3. Resources

There are Frequently Asked Questions here 

System Guidelines

E-appraisal step-by-step guide 2018 [PDF 601KB]

Appraisal System Guidelines [PDF 891KB]  

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