Effective Classroom Observation (Abridged)
Course Date: 
25 January, 2018
Future Dates: 
27 March, 2018
Course Times: 
9:00 - 16:00
West Exe School
£450 for member schools, £600 for non-members

This is one of Cambridge Education’s most successful programmes. The course will contribute to consistent evaluation of teaching, learning and assessment as well as outcomes across your school. It will support the development of a strong evidence base to enhance self-evaluation and provide opportunities to consider ways of enhancing pedagogy, managing performance, and improving achievement. Developed by experienced practitioners, this 3 unit abridged programme includes 2 tutor led days combined with distance learning. 


Who should attend?

Experienced and new leaders, including headteachers, principals, deputy and assistant headteachers, vice and assistant principals, heads of department, subject leaders and coordinators, and all those responsible for carrying out lesson observations.


Why attend?

  • Understand how to collect and record evidence to make secure judgements under the current Ofsted common inspection framework.
  • Learn methods for rigorous evaluation of pupils’ progress (outcomes) through work scrutiny, discussion with pupils and consideration of performance data.

  • Discover how to ensure that feedback to teachers is developmental, constructive and productive.

  • Find out what inspectors look for during inspections.

  • Glean best practice from peers from a range of schools and backgrounds.

  • All participants receive a course handbook and a certificate of course accreditation from Cambridge Education, following successful assessment.


What will it cover?

Click here to see the full programme for each day.

  • Evaluating and recording observations of teaching, learning and assessment as well
    as personal development, behaviour and welfare in lessons.
  • Evaluating specific elements of pupils’ outcomes using the Ofsted inspection handbook; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and personal development, behaviour and welfare.
  • Recognising good and outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Consideration of the impact of leadership and management on pupils’ outcomes.
  • Consideration of provision for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Consideration of contribution to British values.
  • Talking to pupils about their learning, personal development, behaviour and welfare.
  • Analysing pupils’ work - data analysis and using performance data.
  • Structured opportunities to work with other schools and school leaders.


What resources will I receive on this course?

You will receive an Effective classroom observation folder with supporting materials for use during the day and subsequently back at school – all aligned to the most recent Ofsted handbook. You will also be awarded a certificate on successful completion of your assessed task.

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Please note that your school budget share will be debited on ledger code 7926 up to two weeks prior to attendance at this course, in line with the cancellation policy.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Course location, programme and any course materials will normally be sent to you prior to the start of the course. All cancellations must be sent in writing as soon as the applicant is aware that they are unable to attend. If the cancellation is received 6 weeks (or 30 working days) or more prior to the start of the course, cancellation will be free of charge. If the cancellation is received between 6 weeks and two weeks (10 working days) prior to the start of the course a cancellation charge of 50% of the course fee will apply. If the cancellation is received after this point a cancellation charge of 100% of the course fee will apply. Exeter Consortium has the right to amend or cancel any courses as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

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