Classroom observation 2016: Primary(COP)

Provider: PBM Inspection Services Ltd
£235.00 + VAT non-members
£211.50 + VAT members

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Description This is a one-day course for senior and middle leaders, teachers and other educational professionals. It is practical and skill based. Participants are taught to use structured observation as part of school self-evaluation. The training includes applying inspection criteria to lessons observed, evaluating the quality of learning and of teaching and linking the two, evaluating the pupil outcomes, completing evidence forms, feeding back to teachers, and planning action to bring about improvement. Being able to observe lessons and other aspects of provision purposefully, efficiently and effectively is essential to good management. Lesson observation is integral to school self-evaluation and invaluable when diagnosing the causes of strengths and weakness in school performance. This course explores issues surrounding the use of observation as a management tool for gathering information and evaluating effectiveness.*The cost of this course includes a CD with course materials plus a DVD containing a couple of the short film clips used within the course to enable you to disseminate information in your own school.*
Duration 1 Day
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PBM Inspection Services Ltd's website

http://www.pbm-group.co.uk/course/outstanding-observation-of-teaching-lesson-observation-training...
Categories Primary, Secondary, KS1, KS2, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Head of Department / Faculty, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Participants are helped to:

  • develop skills of observation and evaluation;
  • know how to make judgements and draw conclusions;
  • record observations clearly and unambiguously;
  • understand what constitutes a good evidence form;
  • apply the methodology of focused observations and learning walks;
  • become familiar with the September 2015 Common Inspection Framework where it is relevant to evaluating provision;
  • formulate protocols for observation and develop a code of conduct;
  • feedback to teachers;
  • collate data from observations to identify strengths, weaknesses and aspects for improvement.

 

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How users/participants can evaluate success

How we evaluate the training:
• Participants evaluate the training based upon the relevance to professional needs, the quality of the tuition, the quality of the training material, and the organisation, management and accommodation.
• Delegates identify further training requirements
•  Follow up questionnaires are sent to delegates asking for feedback over time.
• A track record is maintained for each course and for each tutor. Feedback and evaluation is shared with tutors in order to identify and inform development.

 

Follow-up activities and support

Following attendance on a course, all delegates are welcome to contact the main office with any questions and queries relating to the training and its application within school.

For most courses, tailored follow up consultancy services, coaching and mentoring  are available but these are at a separate cost. For quotations, delegates should contact the main office as discounts are available.

 

Details

Course details:    


This is a one-day course for senior and middle leaders, teachers and other educational professionals. It is practical and skill based. Participants are taught to use structured observation as part of school self-evaluation. The training includes applying inspection criteria to lessons observed, evaluating the quality of learning and of teaching and linking the two, evaluating the pupil outcomes, completing evidence forms, feeding back to teachers, and planning action to bring about improvement. Being able to observe lessons and other aspects of provision purposefully, efficiently and effectively is essential to good management. Lesson observation is integral to school self-evaluation and invaluable when diagnosing the causes of strengths and weakness in school performance. This course explores issues surrounding the use of observation as a management tool for gathering information and evaluating effectiveness.

Course benefits:


Sharpen skills of observation and evaluation.
Focus observation on what pupils know, understand and can do.
Ability to make judgements about teaching, learning and assessment based on a wide range of impact evidence including the pace and depth of learning in lessons and the progress over time.
Make consistent judgements based on the School Inspection Handbook.
Record evidence clearly and unambiguously
Provide feedback to teachers centred on strengths and weaknesses in learning identified during observation.

 

Method of Tuition:


The course is a mix of direct tuition and skill-based learning involving tasks and workshops. The practical activities are mainly completed in groups of two or three participants so that thoughts and evaluations can be shared and compared. Each day has five hours of tuition, divided into four blocks of 1.25 hours.

Tutor:

Bruce McAlpine is an exceptionally experienced educational consultant and trainer. In addition to his role as a consultant and trainer, Bruce has led and managed PBM for more than 19 years. He is passionate about education and currently writes and develops training materials.  He was a full-time lead inspector and inspection service provider for Ofsted for thirteen years. Before becoming an inspector, he was a headteacher. He has a broad knowledge base and specialises in leadership and management, school improvement, self-evaluation and in helping schools prepare for inspection.  

 

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.