Lesson Observation option 1

Challenge, Pitch and Expectation

  • High expectations. Learning matched to specific needs. Differentiation.

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  • Grading

Pupil Progress and Achievement

  • In lesson and over time

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  • Grading

Pupil Attainment

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  • Grading

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Teaching methods

  • Variety of teaching and learning styles evidenced. Learners' independence promoted. Effective teacher explanation.

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  • Grading

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Self assessment

  • Effective link between LO and Success Criteria. Learners are clear about what and why they are learning. Learners reflect on own learning, including self-assessment.

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  • Grading

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Marking and Feedback

  • Marking and feedback is frequent and regular providing pupils with clear ideas on how their learning can be improved. Written dialogue where appropriate.

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  • Grading

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Effective teacher and learner questioning

  • Quality of teacher questioning, learners take risks, thinking time ... etc

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  • Grading

Pupil Engagement

  • The maximum number of children for the maximum amount of time. Tasks enthuse and motivate and interest pupils. They enjoy their work so persevere when difficult.

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  • Grading

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Subject Knowledge

  • Teacher demonstrates high degree of subject knowledge. Creates excitement. The way learning is presented is infectious.

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  • Grading

Class Management including behaviour

  • Learners motivated, children take risks due to safe environment. Rules and routines applied consistently.

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  • Grading

Opportunities to develop skills

  • Work includes opportunities to develop skills in R, W, M and ICT. Extend to wider skills - co-operative working, research ...

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  • Grading

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Use of Resources

  • Physical environment conducive to learning. Effective use of other adults. Teaching resources well used to effect learning.

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  • Grading

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Strengths:

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Areas for development:

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Any other areas to note:

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Grading

  • Feedback given to teacher

  • I would grade this lesson, and overall practice seen, as:

  • Teacher

  • Observer

  • Headteacher

Pupil information

Pupil Details

  • Add detailed findings for three children, at least one of whom should be SEN and another should be a child otherwise targeted e.g. Lack of progress previously, FSM, LAC etc.

  • Pupil details
  • Name

  • Targeted Group

  • SEN status

  • Attitude to learning/behaviour

  • Did the child know what they were learning/why/how to achieve?

  • What did the know/could they do at the beginning of the lesson

  • What did the know/could they do at the end of the lesson

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