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Effective teaching and learning observations in further education colleges

This report is published in response to a request for advice about effective ‘teaching and learning observation’ from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn 2013-2014. It is the second of two reports. The first report was published in October 2014 and focuses on effective classroom observations in schools, (Estyn, 2014a). This report focuses on effective teaching and learning observations in further education (FE) colleges. The use of the term ‘teaching and learning observations’ reflects the wide range of settings and contexts in which learning takes place in further education, for example classrooms, workshops, kitchens and salons. Read more >

Effective classroom observation in primary and secondary schools - October 2014

This report is published in response to a request for advice about effective classroom observation from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn 2013-2014. The report is intended for the Welsh Government, headteachers, staff in schools, local authorities and regional consortia. It may also be of interest to parents and staff in other sectors and agencies who work with schools to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The main focus of this survey report is to identify how schools use classroom observation most effectively to improve pupils’ standards of achievement. This survey identifies how effective classroom observation can help teachers to improve teaching and learning and help leaders to improve to support initiatives that will enhance the professional development of all staff. Read more >

Effective classroom observation in primary and secondary schools - Training material

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >