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Staff Supervision Policy
Introduction - Staff supervision is a requirement in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2017 Purpose of supervision meetings  Supervisions do not replace the annual staff appraisals.  They are a more informal ‘sharing of information’ on a regular basis. Supervisions are a way to ensure that staff: are clear about their job role are able to raise any concerns about particular children have opportunity to share any safeguarding concerns are supported to do their key person role well.   They offer the opportunity to review and evaluate workloads and performance, in order to identify how they can support their key children. They will also help to highlight any training requirements.  Responsibility – The manager is responsible for ensuring that all staff have regular supervision meetings, and each staff member is responsible for ensuring that they meet the required standard for the job.  Supervision is an essential part of an effective working relationship between a member of staff and a manager.  The meetings are a two way discussion and to be effective each person must take an equal responsibility for ensuring effective communication and co-operation and recognise the value of these meetings for both parties.  All staff will be provided with a supervision meeting every half term booked in advance at an agreed time. A written record of the meeting will be kept. Discussion during the meetings will cover: concerns about key children, identifying support/guidance needed [safeguarding] any performance concerns, and improvements required any training and development needs previous targets set, progress on targets, and time scales for new targets Staff should expect: To be told when they have done things well To be given the time and opportunity to express their concerns To be given appropriate support, and training where necessary To be given clear objectives, appropriate deadlines, and help to achieve them To be told in a constructive way if their work is incompetent or unacceptable, and to be given a clear supported route for improvement The manager should expect: To have their management responsibilities understood and respected by staff That staff will work towards targets set That staff will demonstrate a willingness to strive for continuous improvement That staff will be open, honest and non-defensive when their work is being discussed The staff supervision meeting will be recorded on appropriate form and will be completed by the manager within 5 working days of meeting. Both parties will sign the record and agree a date for the next meeting. A copy will be given to the member of staff. To maintain confidentiality any child discussed at meeting, will only be recorded by their initials. References to other relevant policies: Safeguarding Children & Child Protection, Confidentiality & Client Access to records, Information Sharing, Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality , Achieving Positive Behaviour, The Role of the Key Person, Children’s Records Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Information This policy will be monitored and evaluated as per our rolling programme at staff meetings. It will be reviewed annually by the Chairperson in conjunction with the staff team and Committee unless new legislation or an incident occurs which requires an immediate review of the policy    This policy was adopted on: July 2017
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