AFC-1-R: Evaluation of Professional Staff (Teachers)

A: Foundations and Basic Commitments

Frequency of Evaluation

In accordance with the collective agreement, teachers will be evaluated when:

  • an employee requests an evaluation (not more than 10% of the employees in a school in the school year, unless agreed otherwise by the administrator), or
  • an administrator decides to evaluate the work of an employee.

Evaluation Procedure

The evaluation procedure shall be as set out in the current Collective Agreement with the Vancouver Teachers' Federation (Article 8C.).

Teacher Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria, along with the duties and responsibilities of teachers outlined in the School Act and the School Regulations, shall be the areas addressed in the evaluation report:

  • the teacher seeks knowledge of the social, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and physical characteristics of the pupils whom he/she teaches with the objective of furthering their educational growth;
  • the teacher:
    • plans with definite purposes and clear objectives in mind;
    • communicates these purposes and objectives to the students;
    • establishes appropriate procedures for assessing, recording, and reporting pupil performance to parents;
  • with due consideration for individual differences, the teacher works to involve students in experiences and activities designed to develop skills and stimulate thought;
  • the teacher uses instructional techniques that promote questioning, speculation, and originality;
  • the teacher works at keeping his/her knowledge current and his/her teaching techniques effective in the subject areas that he/she undertakes and agrees to teach;
  • the teacher practices classroom management suitable to the growth and development of the pupil;
  •  he teacher, as a member of the staff, participates in the development and implementation of the philosophy and practices of the school and works in co-operative ways with colleagues to promote the welfare of pupils;
  • the teacher fosters a climate of mutual respect between himself/herself and his/her pupils;
  • the teacher:
    • seeks to involve parents in the educational process;
    • gives and obtains information that assists in the development of the pupils.
  • the teacher co-operates with colleagues and associated personnel in utilizing existing educational services and resources for the benefit of the pupils;
  • the teacher, at appropriate times, reviews with colleagues, students, and their parents the practices employed in discharging professional responsibilities.

Established by law and practice                              

DMT Responsibility: AS-HR

Agreement References: 
Current Collective Agreement with VTF
Revision Date: 
Dec 1996
Feb 1996
Feb 1999