27. (1) At the beginning of each cycle, the reviewer shall arrange a meeting with the reviewee (“the planning meeting”) to consider and determine—
(a)the reviewee’s objectives;
(b)the arrangements for observing the reviewee’s performance in the classroom, where appropriate;
(c)any other evidence which will be taken into account in judging the reviewee’s performance;
(d)the performance criteria;
(e)the support that will be provided to the reviewee to help him to meet the performance criteria;
(f)timescales for the achievement of objectives and within which support will be provided, where these differ from the length of the cycle of the reviewee; and
(g)the reviewee’s training and development needs and the actions which will be taken to address them.
(2) The matters referred to in paragraph (1) shall be determined having regard to—
(a)the reviewee’s job description;
(b)any relevant pay progression criteria;
(c)any relevant objectives which the authority may have for unattached teachers generally or any relevant whole-school or team objectives specified in the School Improvement Plan for any school in which the teacher will be working;
(d)what can be reasonably expected of any teacher in that position given the desirability of the reviewee being able to achieve a satisfactory balance between the time required to discharge his professional duties and the time required to pursue his personal interests outside work;
(e)the reviewee’s professional aspirations; and
(f)the relevant professional standards.
(3) The reviewee’s objectives shall be such that, if they are achieved, they will contribute to improving the progress of the pupils he teaches.
(4) Only persons who have a direct professional knowledge of the reviewee may provide evidence for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c).
(5) Where a joint determination cannot be made in relation to any of the matters referred to in paragraph (1), the reviewer shall make the determination.