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Outstanding teaching, learning and engagement

This is a highly practical course and is aimed primarily at classroom teachers but is also appropriate for members of the leadership team.

Delegates will leave with a very clear understanding of the expectations of the current inspection framework with regard to teaching and its impact on learning. They will look at strategies and approaches to bring about improvement in the quality of teaching.

The course will focus on:

  • Exploring the characteristics of effective learning
  • Ofsted expectations and our understanding of what this means for our own teaching
  • Seven key aspects of teaching
  • Developing a positive climate for learning and looking at the concept of ‘flow’
  • Consider aspects of Assessment for Learning with a particular focus on use of questioning
  • Role of Bloom’s Taxonomy in class-based learning
  • Auditing own teaching practice and identifying foci for development
  • Observing practice of others identifying strengths and areas for development
  • The triangulation of different aspects of teaching

The course will challenge any misconceptions regarding outstanding teaching, particularly with reference to inspection-style judgements.

Course Objectives

By the end of the day, delegates will:

  • Have explored key aspects of effect9ve teaching and its impact on learning
  • Have a clear understanding of what the current inspection framework would expect as part of highly effective teaching.
  • Have a clear view as to any misconceptions they may have held regarding what constitutes the most effective teaching.
  • Be clear as to the importance of establishing a positive climate for learning in a classroom.
  • Understand more clearly the similarity in criteria between teaching that may be judged as good and that judged as outstanding.
  • Have reflected on the effectiveness of their current assessment and feedback practices in order to identify any possible gaps.
  • Be confident to return to school and to discuss the key aspects of this course with colleagues in order to open up a debate on the way we approach teaching.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Characteristics of effective learning.
  • Explore inspection schedule with regard to the evaluation of the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Session 2

  • Identifying the seven key aspects of teaching
  • Developing a positive climate
  • The importance of assessment and feedback strategies

Session 3

  • Exploring concept of ‘flow’
  • Use of Bloom’s Taxonomy in class learning
  • Auditing own teaching practice identifying aspects for development

Session 4

  • Observation of video extract(s) of teaching in order to inform our understanding of more and less effective teaching.
  • A focus on the triangulation of the evidence from different aspects of teaching in order to help teachers reflect on their practice.
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

The variety of activities - analysing video clips of observations was very useful relating it back to OFSTED requirements
It was clear. it gave me areas I could identify to work on.
The ways I which it made me reflect on my own teaching. Video clips to illustrate points. References from a variety of documents to show what inspectors are looking for.
Opportunity to discuss practise. Discussion and expertise from Adrian shared clearly
More Time!!! Everything was great
Paired discussion with colleagues.
Paired discussion with colleagues.
Modelled good questions to us, which really got us thinking about our own teaching.
Really positive attitude, feels achievable now! Thanks
Tutor having OFSTED experience. Watching and discussing video clips.
Clear presentation with opportunity for questioning
Clarity. Use of video to allow application of learning. Relevant, up-to-date info.
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