Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will challenge you to grow.
— Dweck, C. S. (2006)

The Peer is the colleague who will challenge and stretch you. They often have expertise in an areas of development identified by the individual through their assessment of performance. The responsibilities of the Peer are to:

  • Be knowledgeable about the purpose of PGiA and the role of the peer.

  • Act as a critical friend in PGiA peer to peer relationships.

  • Provide open, constructive, objective and timely feedback to PGiA individuals. e.g. In Assessing Performance the Peer assists their colleague to;

    • Assess Performance: critique their current performance and identify areas of strength and areas for growth. Align the areas of improvement to the Annual Improvement Plan/Professional Learning Plan. and their own individual performance growth needs.

  • Act as a mentor in an area of expertise for a peer where appropriate.

  • Actively listen and ask critical questions to support the individual in identifying their growth needs.

  • Reflect on and be receptive to feedback from the Individual about your effectiveness as a peer.