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Secondary Lesson Observation Using the Current Inspection Framework

Update your knowledge of the current Ofsted assessment requirements

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: Middle and senior leaders who want to enhance their understanding of the latest Ofsted framework so that they can effectively observe and feedback on lessons.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7576WW

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 judge the quality of teaching and learning, observe lessons and give constructive feedback to colleagues based on the latest Ofsted criteria. It is suitable for subject leaders, the senior leadership team and others interested in the impact of the new Ofsted framework on schools.

  • Understand key elements of the updated Ofsted framework
  • Understand how inspectors come to judgments on the quality of teaching
  • Practice how to effectively record information from lesson observations
  • Come to a judgment on the best quality assurance practice for your school setting
  • Learn how to give effective feedback and to identify training needs


Getting to grips with the new framework
  • Key changes in the updated inspection framework
  • The two day Section 5 and the one day Section 8 inspections
  • Teaching over time under the updated framework
How teaching is inspected
  • Using lines of enquiry to judge teaching
  • Ensuring evidence recorded is accurate
  • Using accurate language when observing
Developing the teaching over time concept
  • Teaching over time
  • Student voice and work scrutinies
  • Using lesson observations to triangulate
Effective feedback and bespoke training
  • Feedback and training
  • Using lesson observations for training
  • CPD to improve the quality of teaching
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