Lesson observation


NQT Special: Making the most of your CPD

27 November 2014

Mentoring, observation, INSET and external courses will form the backbone of your CPD during your NQT year. David Weston advises on how to make the most of these opportunities.


Lesson observations: To grade or not to grade...

12 June 2014

With Ofsted having told its inspectors to end the practice of graded lesson observations, surely school leaders should follow suit? Matt Bromley looks at how lesson observations need to change.


NQT Special: Starting the journey to outstanding

28 November 2013

Every NQT aspires to become an outstanding teacher, but where does this journey start and how should you approach the challenge. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Dorothy Lepkowska asks some experts for their advice.


Getting your NQTs to outstanding

10 October 2013

Lucy Helan discusses her work to improve the quality of teaching in her school by developing a programme to support new teachers to reach outstanding.


What makes an outstanding lesson?

20 June 2013

Drawing on his experience of Ofsted and the views of the chief inspector, consultant headteacher Matt Bromley discusses the secrets to teaching outstanding lessons.


'Giving it a Go' to improve lesson quality

23 May 2013

When Ofsted feedback prompted his school to develop and improve teaching practice, deputy head Ian McCrae created ‘Give it a Go’, a scheme to allow teachers to experiment and take risks with their teaching.


Four ways to develop and inspire high-quality teachers

2 May 2013

How does a school create exceptionally high-quality and motivated teachers? Headteacher and member of the SSAT Vision 2040 Group, Stephen Tierney, discusses four core approaches that his school is developing.



What makes an outstanding Ofsted lesson?

12 December 2012

How can teachers ensure their lessons are outstanding? What are inspectors looking for? This free SecEd "Guide To" publication considers the ingredients that go to making an outstanding Ofsted lesson.


Learning Rounds

4 October 2012

Catriona Oates explains the basic principles of Learning Rounds and discusses the findings of her recent research into this popular and innovative CPD activity.

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