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Primary Lesson Observations Using the 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework

Achieving school improvement with support and successful performance management

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Observing Lessons With the New 2019 Ofsted Framework.

Suitable for: Senior leaders and subject leaders and teachers who may be wishing to develop their careers towards senior leadership and class teachers who would like to have a deeper understanding of monitoring.

Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary

Course Reference: 1093WW

Whilst Ofsted do not grade individual lessons by words or by numbers the quality of learning across the school is a key factor in triangulation of evidence. On this course you will learn how to use Ofsted criteria, judge the quality of teaching and learning, observe lessons and give constructive feedback to colleagues.

  • Establish and understand clear rationales for observing lessons – making judgements over time in terms of what students have learnt and how lesson observations can help to improve quality of education
  • Understand the criteria for judging the quality of teaching and learning – avoiding the idea of ‘set criteria’ for outstanding and aiming for consistency on a daily basis
  • Understand how triangulation of evidence from observations, discussions and work scrutiny can be used to make a final judgement and why it is necessary to use a range of monitoring processes
  • Learn to give constructive feedback to colleagues, to identify development and encourage a partnership approach to lesson observations


Monitoring lessons
  • Who carries out lesson observations and why?
  • Understanding Ofsted expectations
  • What is good teaching and learning
Managing lesson observations
  • Getting to grips with teaching and learning descriptors
  • Observing lessons and making best fit judgement
  • Protocols of lesson observations
Triangulating evidence
  • Other forms of monitoring
  • Planning and how this informs teaching, learning and assessment
  • Involving and empowering all teachers in monitoring
Giving and receiving feedback
  • Feedback for senior leaders
  • Giving and receiving feedback from lesson observations
  • Using feedback
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