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Catriona Forrest Ratcliffe, Royal Masonic School for Girls , Deputy Head Academic

Strategies for Learning walks, feedback and professional development to drive school improvement in teaching and learning

  • Do your middle leaders feel confident in how to carry out a learning walk ?
  • Are you prepared to carry out ‘collaborative’ learning walks with inspectors?
  • Can staff have an effective pedagogical conversation with inspectors whilst watching lessons?
  • Do you know how to use a lesson walk to help other teachers’ improvement their practice and to drive school improvement?

Making Learning Walks Beneficial

Learning walks are an essential tool for middle and senior leaders in driving school improvement. They are a key part of the process of overall improvement in both teacher and pupil performance and progress.

This course will explore practical strategies to ensure rigorous and robust learning walks are an important element of any school performance management processes; and are used to inform and improve outstanding learning and teaching.

This is a 2 hour course which can de delivered online or face to face to your team, it is suitable for both Middle and Senior leaders.

ISI Collaborative methodology

The F23 ISI inspection framework for independent schools includes collaborative processes when observing lessons , taking lesson walks or conducting work scrutinies. These joint observations require the observer to have a direct discussion with the inspectors regarding the pedagogy of the lesson or lessons they are observing They should also help to ensure the transparency of the inspection process for school leaders while also helping inspectors to understand the context of what they are seeing.

This course could be offered as one to one or small group mentoring.
JMC Mentoring can be either face to face or online.
We have an extensive range of Primary/Secondary/Independent and International school leaders ready to act as your mentor or critical friend.
See Mentoring & Coaching

INSET Outline

Conducting a Meaningful Learning Walk

  • What are they best used for and what should they NOT be used for?
  • What should you be looking for and how to do it.
  • Are the pupils learning anything and how do you know?
  • Tips for measuring progress in the short and longer term

Strategies to use learning walks to develop the quality of teaching and improve pupil outcomes.

  • Collaborative learning walks & their benefits
  • Confident pedagogical conversations with inspectors
  • The role of walks in curriculum leadership
  • Mentoring walks to drive professional development
  • Exploring alternatives: Action Research Projects

To register an interest or raise any questions about his course please use the registration form below or use our Enquiries page.

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