Lesson Study: Collaborative professional development with pupils' learning at its heart

Provider: Every Child Counts
£1,850.00 (no VAT on this item) in-school training and support for several groups of teachers

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Description ECC Lesson Study helps teacher run their own professional development to meet their pupils' needs. Three teachers work together to plan, teach and observe cycles of three lessons, research the impact on pupils and share their learning with colleagues. They are supported by an expert ECC Trainer.
Duration 4 half days plus support visits to the school
Website

Every Child Counts's website

https://everychildcounts.edgehill.ac.uk
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, In school, After-school meetings, Team lesson planning/teaching, School closure day
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

ECC Lesson Study helps teachers run their own professional development to meet their pupils’ needs.

Three teachers work together to plan, teach and observe cycles of three lessons, analysing their impact on pupils and sharing their learning with colleagues. They are supported by an expert ECC Trainer.

Every Child Counts Lesson Study helps schools:

  • to provide the opportunity for ‘good’ teachers to become ‘outstanding’ teachers’
  • to share good practice amongst staff
  • to develop leaders of professional development
  • to implement your school development plan

Every Child Counts Lesson Study helps teachers:

  • to design better lessons that get your pupils engaged in thinking
  • to deepen your subject knowledge
  • to examine the cause and effect relationship between teaching and learning
  • to discern more and less effective teaching strategies
  • to become more astute observers of your pupils
  • to build supportive collegial relationships and enrich your professional lives

Lesson Study gave me the opportunity to really see what is happening in my classroom and how children are learning. It has been absolutely invaluable and has allowed me to adapt my teaching to truly meet the needs of the individual children.
Nik Hudson, Assistant Headteacher, Marland Hill Community Primary School, Rochdale

How Does it Work?

The ECC Trainer has an initial meeting with the Headteacher to help to prepare for Lesson Study.

As a school, you decide on a research focus that fits your school development plan.  You identify one or more groups of three teachers who are willing to take risks, experiment and learn from their mistakes.  The teachers work together to plan, teach and observe a Lesson Study cycle of three lessons, analysing their impact on pupils.  They run three cycles over the year and share their learning with colleagues.

ECC Lesson Study has been developed by Edge Hill University, building on its extensive research programme funded by the Education Endowment Foundation 2013-15.  Training is delivered by the University’s acclaimed Every Child Counts team, who have provided high-quality professional development to over 6,000 schools since 2008.

Evidence underpinning this approach

"The bespoke training had a direct impact on learning and whole-school improvement.  CPD will never be the same!"
Adam Vasco, Assistant Headteacher, St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School, Liverpool

ECC Lesson Study is based on research into effective teacher professional development and on a trial funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Teachers and schools can set their own evaluation criteria to suit the focus that they choose.

Follow-up activities and support

The sessions with the trainer are closely tied to three cycles of three research lessons which the teachers collaborate to plan, teach, observe, and evaluate.

Details

“Many head teachers took an interest in the training and reported that it was the best they had ever seen.”
Independent Evaluation of ECC, DfE 2011

Training is delivered in-school by an ECC Trainer, after a preparatory meeting with the Headteacher.

  • a full day of training for the Lesson Study teachers
    • the Lesson Study process
    • putting the research focus into practice
  • supportive observation of a Lesson Study lesson
  • two follow-up sessions
    • refining the Lesson Study process
    • evaluating and sharing the lessons learnt with colleagues
  • detailed handbooks including proformas to support the Lesson Study process
  • phone and e-mail support

Two training and support packages are available to schools:

Lesson Study only.  The Trainer provides training in the Lesson Study process. The school chooses its own research focus and the Trainer helps the teachers to turn it into questions that can be investigated through Lesson Study.  This package includes all of the above elements.

Lesson Study with subject knowledge.   The Trainer provides training in the Lesson Study process.  The school has agreed a research focus with the Trainer, who provides related subject knowledge professional development for the Lesson Study teachers to help them to get started with the research focus.  This package includes all of the above elements AND two additional sessions of mathematics or literacy subject knowledge professional development

Schools can access ECC Lesson Study from Edge Hill University.

 

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