Effective Classroom Observation

Outline of the programme

Developed by experienced inspectors, Effective Classroom Observation is a five day programme of three tutor led days, one or two days of distance learning with peer mentors and an assessed lesson observation. Effective Classroom Observation will provide you with the confidence and skills to observe lessons, analyse pupils’ work and make secure judgements.


Day 1 Mondy 17 October 2016

Day 2 Tuesday 18 October 2016


Recap on previous day, outline of Unit 2, review of homework

General principles

Recognising good/outstanding lessons

Handbook and criteria

Using the OFSTED criteria: learning and teaching

Observing a lesson and providing grades for specific elements of the teaching and learning experience

Observing a lesson and recording information

Analysing work

Every Child Matters

Data analysis: an introduction

Inclusion, standards and achievement

Feeding back to teachers

General principles – how, when and where?


Talking to learners

Observing a lesson with a view to feeding back to a teacher

Review of the day and next steps

Managing the process of monitoring teaching and learning.

Preparation for Units 3 and 4


Preparation for Units 3 and 4, Review and next steps

Day 3 Wednesday 18 January 2017

Introductions and objectives

Activity – Feedback on: observation and evidence; lesson observation formats; talking to pupils; scrutiny of work; feedback; management issues

Lesson observation

Interpreting and using performance data

Revisiting OFSTED criteria and aspects of lesson observation

Action planning and next steps

Preparation for assessed task

Assessed task: video clip observation

For further information, please contact marymuro@glp-uk.org.uk


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