Lessons Learned Newsletter – 12th June 2012

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Online Lesson Observation storage and analysis system
  • Ofsted compliant lesson observation system
  • Summary school, subject and individual level information
  • Personal development log for each member of staff
  • Accessible on line anytime from anywhere

Our Lesson Observation system has been designed by practitioners to drive consistent improvement of teaching and learning. Using either our or your own framework you can evaluate, judge (if appropriate) and store observations of whole lessons or by a particular aspect.

Safely recorded on the system, lesson observation evidence is only available to agreed individuals.

For senior and middle leaders, formal observations can be used to identify areas of strength and weaknesses so that CPD can be properly planned and tracked. Observations can be analysed quickly and professionally to inform the new lesson focused Ofsted inspections. Analysis of overall and aspect judgements is possible at school, department and individual level and by a number of other variables.

For teachers, observations allow them and their observers to agree specific development points. These points can be acted upon and tracked in each teacher’s personal development log on the system. These logs provide an ongoing history of teachers’ professional development and can support the school’s Performance Management processes.

Lessons Learned – Lesson Observation System is online, secure and easy to use. It is designed to collect, collate and provide summaries of classroom observations and savesconsiderable leadership time.

Key Benefits

  • Instant up to date analysis of observations at individual, subject and whole school level
  • Provides support for school self-review and Ofsted inspections
  • Evidence for planning school CPD
  • Individual teacher professional development
  • Saves valuable leadership time

Prices

The system costs £395 (+VAT) for Primary Schools and £495 (+VAT) for Secondary Schools with an annual license fee of £195 per annum for subsequent years. This includes setup support and ongoing technical support thereafter.

For further information or to order please contact us:

On 0844 963 2242 or at administrator@for-schools.org or alternatively go to our website at www.for-schools.org

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The Practical Handbook for Improving Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching and Learning framework aligned to the Ofsted criteria
  • Detailed descriptors showing what oustanding, good, satisfactory and inadequate look like
  • Guidance for observing lessons and giving effective feedback
  • Guidance on undertaking and evaluating learning walks, work sampling, discussions, surveys, etc.
  • Full set of evidence gathering and self review templates in Word format

Ofsted now have an even greater focus on what schools are doing to improve Teaching and Learning. Inspectors are spending longer in the classroom. Joint observation of lessons is a core activity and inspectors will seek the views of teachers and pupils on the learning taking place. The new criteria for Teaching and Learning are much more detailed than before and mean schools need to be thorough and well structured in their approach to improving teaching and learning.

Our Handbook provides a clear framework, describing the elements and characteristics of an effective lesson as well as giving guidance on feedback and the use of secondary sources in addition to observation. The handbook will ensure that there is consistency of understanding about what effective teaching looks like across the school. It will also mean that there is a high quality system of observation in place and that all judgements are reliable against Ofsted criteria.

The proformas may be copied for use in school and an editable version of each is provided in Word format.

Key Benefits

  • Consistent understanding across school staff about effective Teaching and Learning
  • Appropriately structured evidence for school self review and inspection
  • Framework for staff development
  • Reusable templates saving school development costs

Prices

The handbook costs
£95 (+ VAT and P&P) but is £50 (+ VAT and P&P) when bought with the Lessons Learned  – Lesson Observation System.

For further information or to order please contact us:

On 0844 963 2242 or at administrator@for-schools.org or alternatively go to our website at www.for-schools.org

Find out more

For Schools Support Ltd
Business Resource Network, Whateley’s Drive, Kenilworth, CV8 2GY
Phone: 0844 963 2242

 

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