Video Case Studies
Links to External Resources:
Licence To Observe.pdf
Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment.pdf
After an overhaul of the observation process, teachers earn a ‘Licence to Observe’ as a means of promoting excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment
In 2010 Chichester College determined to make all teaching, learning and assessment outstanding. As part of this focus they designed a new lesson observation process made up of 5 modules which formed a Licence to Observe, these were:
1. Changing culture: an introduction to the observation of teaching and learning framework, self-assessment and action planning2. Observation of teaching: gathering the evidence, report writing and moderation3. Making key judgements: providing feedback based on collected evidence4. Feedback using a coaching model: developing oral feedback skills; providing support for teaching that requires improvement or is inadequate5. Setting SMART targets and action planning
All observers were required to train and all modules were mandatory in order to gain the licence. The Licence to Observe has also been adapted to meet the differing observation needs for Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Work Based Learning, Assessor observation, Learning Support observation and Student Tutor observation. In addition, a unique module was developed for the Student Executive to become trained observers, resulting in the involvement of students in lesson observation and, a powerful learning experience for them.
To make all teaching, learning and assessment outstanding
What Worked Well:
Benefits for Learners: The student survey in July 2014 found that 95% of learners felt their teaching was good or better – in comparison to 86% at the start of the programme
Benefits for Staff:
Benefits for Organisation: In March 2014 the college was awarded Grade 1 for ‘overall effectiveness’ at inspection, with contributing grade 1 in all 3 key aspects. In Feb 2015 the project was awarded the TES Best Teaching and Learning Initiative.
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Who is it for?
Managers and those involved with TLA improvement