Middle leaders INSET : How to make lesson observations meaningful

Lesson observations

Extremely valuable – thank you !

Jane Bond , Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral and Operational), Rokeby 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.
See Mentoring & Coaching

INSET Outline

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

Action Research Projects

Meaningful Appraisal processes

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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