“The feedback from the middle leaders and SLT was overwhelmingly positive, they loved being able to share ideas and raise their concerns”
Svetlana Bajic-Raymond, Deputy Head, Cotham School
Strategies for Lesson observations, feedback and coaching to improve teaching and student progress
- Do your middle leaders feel confident in the skills of lesson observation?
- Can you feedback to colleagues in a structured and supportive way?
- Do leaders know how to coach other teachers through improvements to practice?
- How do you develop an open door collegiate approach to Teaching and Learning?
Making Lesson Observations Beneficial
Teacher appraisal and capability place effective and accurate observations of teaching and learning at the heart 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 lesson observations are at the centre of any school performance management processes; and highly effective lesson observation is used to inform and improve outstanding learning and teaching.
To grade or not to grade- that is the question…
According to Teacher Toolkit’s latest research, 35 percent of schools in England are still grading lessons and teachers. But how reliable are our judgements? Should observations be evaluative or developmental or both?
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.
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21st Century Lesson Observation Toolkit
Establishing an open-door culture for sharing best practice across subjects
Analysis of video material of a range of teaching practice
Peer observation and Lesson Study
Developing teaching staff as reflective practitioners
Conducting a Meaningful Lesson Observation
The top 10 pitfalls to AVOID when observing lessons
Are the pupils learning anything and how do you know?
Tips for measuring progress in the short and longer term
How to focus on developmental lesson observations
Strategies to use feedback and coaching to develop the quality of teaching and improve pupil outcomes
Embed a formative approach to lesson observations through:
Coaching and mentoring programmes
Strategies for highly effective Staff CPD
Active Research Projects
Meaningful Appraisal processes
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