Course Details

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  • Accredited or non accred

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  • Length of course

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Section 1: Brief description of activities taking place

  • Note briefly any special characteristics of the group relevant to the observation:

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  • Age group

  • Gender: Male

  • Gender: Female

  • Number enrolled

  • Number withdrawn

  • Number present

  • Number of unexplained absences

  • Number of learners who are learning welsh

  • Number of learners who are able to speak welsh

  • Were there any latecomers?

  • How many, and how was it addressed?

  • Any concerns with overall attendance or retention?

  • If yes, please specify:

Key Question 1

KQ1.1 The Standard of Learner Attainment and Achievement (Accredited and non accredited courses)

  • Learners make good use of ILPs

  • Evidence: please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • Learners are succeeding well in class

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • Learners are increasing their skills. (Take special note of any improvement in literacy, numeracy,IT and Welsh)

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • Learners are aware of requirements for successfully completing courses

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to provide brief description.

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  • Are there any areas for improvement?

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions

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  • Judgement

  • KQ1.2 Learners Wellbeing

  • Learners participate well in sessions, attend regularly and develop new skills.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners have a say in how and what they learn.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners can work independently.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners develop their own learning skills.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners support each other in class.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners improve in a number of ways - confidence, personal enjoyment and community/workplace involvement.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners are involved in the democratic processes of the WEA.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners develop as active citizens.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Learners recognise their increased confidence.

  • Evidence: Please comment on any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to provide brief description.

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  • Are there any areas for improvement?

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions

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  • Judgement

Key Question 2

  • KQ2.1 Learning experiences

  • Do staff encourage learners to gain new knowledge, especially older learners?

  • How well:

  • Do staff consider and develop Welsh-medium or bilingual learning opportunities for learners?

  • How well:

  • Do staff develop the ability of learners to be active citizens in their local community or workplace?

  • How well:

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Are there any areas for improvement?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions.

  • Pictures or video of learner views.

  • Judgement

  • KQ 2.2 Teaching Quality

  • How well do tutors use ILPs to meet learners' individual skills needs? Does it help to provide differentiation and boost confidence and self esteem?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

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  • How well do tutors plan lessons and learning experiences?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • How good are tutors at using the best teaching methods well, to make sure that learners achieve what they set out to achieve?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • How well do tutors consult with learners to make sure provision is flexible and learner led?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • How well do tutors develop learners' essential skills?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • How well do tutors help learners to understand their progress and involve learners in setting their own learning targets? Do tutors make sure that learners regularly review their own learning and achievements?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • How well do tutors keep appropriate records of learners achievement?

  • Evidence: Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description on where areas need to improve.

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Are there areas for improvement?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions.

  • Judgement

KQ 2.3 Record Keeping and Planning - Please confirm if evidence is seen.

  • Tutor File

  • Course Outline

  • Syllabus/Agored Unit

  • Completed scheme of work

  • Completed register with required learner details

  • Effective lesson plan(s) with clear differentiation.

  • Individual/group learning plans completed

  • Individual/group learning plans revisited.

  • Group profile.

  • Effective induction completed.

  • Learner handbooks received.

  • Health & Safety checklist completed.

  • Essential skills embedded where relevant.

  • Homework is set and marked.

  • Written feedback provided.

  • Welsh language, culture and citizenship embedded.

  • ESDGC embedded.

  • ILT is integrated into the session.

  • Tutor records of progress.

  • Learner records of progress.

  • Clear progression routes identified.

  • Assessment booklets in place (if applicable).

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Are there areas for improvement?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions:

  • Judgement

Key Question 2.3 and 2.4

KQ 2.4. Care, Support and Guidance.

  • How well do staff remove barriers to learning?

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • How well do staff use specialist support services to help learners succeed?

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • How well do staff use systems to match learners with additional needs to the support they need?

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • How effective is the support staff give to learners with additional needs?

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • How well do staff promote courses and/or information that develops learners further understanding of healthy eating, physical and mental health!

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • Do staff know what to do if they need to report a safeguarding issue?

  • Check staff know who is a vulnerable person, that they understand the safeguarding policy, and know the name and contact number of the manager concerned.

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Are there any areas for improvement?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions.

  • Pictures or video of learner views.

  • Judgement

KQ 2.5 Learning Environment

  • How well do staff establish an ethos that is inclusive and supports WEA values?

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • How well do staff challenge all forms of discrimination or inequality?

  • Please make a comment that highlights any areas that are especially good, or give a description of where areas need to improve.

  • Are staff clear about what the initials WEA stand for?

  • Do staff know what to do if someone makes a complaint?

  • Have you observed excellent practice?

  • Use bullet points to give brief description:

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  • Are there any areas for improvement?

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  • Learners' views. Summarise learners comments/opinions.

  • Pictures or video of learner views.

  • Judgement

Summary

  • Strengths

  • Suggested Areas for Improvement

  • Tutors response (comments on lesson observation)

  • Professional Training Needs Identified?

  • Please provide details of training needs identified:

  • Tutor's Signature:

  • Observer's signature:

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Summary Judgement of Key Questions 1 and 2

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Moderated Judgement of Key Questions 1 and 2

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