Lesson observations consume a vast amount of time and energy, days spent preparing over-engineered lesson plans, endless write ups, not to mention the emotional energy, but do they have any impact on learning?

Valued added is a key issue for the sector and organisations may benefit from assessing the impact of their lesson observation policy and practices on the outcomes for learners and the learner experience.

The effectiveness of leadership and management in creating the culture and conditions for outstanding practice to flourish is a perennial sector issue. Does the policy and approach to lesson observations enhance or hinder innovation, collaboration, managed risk taking and experimentation by teachers?

With some organisations experiencing profound change due to mergers, apprenticeship provision and changes to the curriculum offer, how can lesson observations support morale and contribute to cohesive, forward-looking cultures

Workshop aims

This workshop aims to help delegates reflect on the extent to which their observation process is fit for purpose. For example, what impact does it have on improving teaching, learning and assessment?

The workshop will also assess and develop the skill-set and mind-set of observers and teachers.

Objectives

Delegates will

  • Reflect on and assess the impact of their lesson observation policy and practices
  • Implement ideas, improvements and solutions picked up in the session, to improve their lesson observation process
  • Facilitate a training session for observers, drawing on up to date research and practices from solution focused coaching, cognitive psychology, NLP, empirical research and other sources

Benefits of attending

  • Lesson observations can be a process associated with surveillance, fear and perceived as invalid, lacking in efficacy and something to be ‘got out of the way’ or they can be associated with support, improvement and professional exchange and collaboration.
  • Whether lesson observations are graded or not, a key part of QA and performance management or one of several integrated interventions, the main benefit of this event is to review existing processes and practices and make minor adjustments or radically overhaul the current approach.

Who should attend?

  • Senior leaders with overall responsibility for quality improvement and the curriculum.
  • Heads of Quality and Heads of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Curriculum managers, directors and sector leaders
Date

18-10-2019

Venue

London

Fees

AoC Member = £299.00 + VAT

Non-Member (College/Public Sector) = £400 + VAT

Accommodation

If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Create workshop

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0207 034 2640

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0207 034 9900

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Programme

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Speakers

Bob Craig

Bob has over twenty years experience in FE and other learning and development contexts as an English teacher, Advanced Practitioner, Head of English, L&D manager, and in leadership and consultancy roles for a charity and a private sector organisation.

He has supported over 70 FE Colleges, local authorities, ACAS, BUPA, the Automobile Association. He led a major culture change and training transformation project with the Ministry of Defence.

Bob Craig

Bob has over twenty years experience in FE and other learning and development contexts as an English teacher, Advanced Practitioner, Head of English, L&D manager, and in leadership and consultancy roles for a charity and a private sector organisation.

He has supported over 70 FE Colleges, local authorities, ACAS, BUPA, the Automobile Association. He led a major culture change and training transformation project with the Ministry of Defence.