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Developing our Teaching Staff: Effective Lesson Observations, Learning Walks and Feedback

There have been many recent studies looking at evidence-based approaches to lesson observations and learning walks in order to make sure that these make a valuable contribution to the development of teaching and learning. Lesson observations are now seen as part of the Ofsted ‘deep dive’ and it is essential that as senior and middle leaders we have a clear idea of how our curriculum is actually being implemented in the classroom. However, lesson observations also have an important role to play within the school’s own development path, as a way of not only identifying where support may be needed but also as a fantastic way of sharing great practise.

  • Lesson observations/learning walks as part of CPD
  • Focusing on the issues that really matter to teachers and learners
  • Looking at examples of outstanding practise
  • Deep dives and observations
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This session will look at how to conduct lesson observations and learning walks that actually make a difference to the quality of learning and teaching, and how we can use what we find to share good practice; get a better understanding of the culture, consistency and cohesion of the school; and how teachers can support each other. We will also look at the practicalities, what we are looking for that actually makes a difference, and feedback that brings about change.

  • Understand the practicalities of effective lesson observations
  • Make consistent and reliable use of criteria 
  • Develop learning walks and observations that become part of expansive professional development
  • Share ideas that will bring about an improvement in teaching
  • Use information from learning walks to support struggling staff
  • Set targets and training

COVID-19 update

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Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
21 September 2021
Online, interactive access.
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30 September 2021
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
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Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
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The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
28 January 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
15 March 2022
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT