Improving teaching through observation NE253 / C23

90 Minutes
Learning Method
Online Delivered CPD

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In this short course you will explore how to use informal lesson observations to help improve teaching and learning in a more proactive way and rethink the approach into a more beneficial experience for everyone. 

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for both primary and secondary practitioners with responsibility for Teaching and Learning,  Lead Practitioners, Heads of Department, Senior Leaders. Second in science, and aspiring leaders in science  

What topics are covered?

  • Review your approach to informal lesson observations
  • Address some of the issues in watching and commenting on lessons
  • Develop a non-judgemental and collaborative approach to watching lessons 

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date.  

How long is this course?

This course takes around 90 minutes to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace.

Who is the course leader?

  • Louise Herbert

    I am secondary science professional development leader at the National STEM learning centre. I previously taught for over 20 years in


    By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Create and evaluate your own lesson study plan
  • Identify your own internal biases to avoid these influencing your observation
  • Develop an informed approach to feedback on lesson observations
  • Justify your approach to watching lessons to senior leaders


Improving teaching through observation08 January 202402:00-02:00Online course

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£30.00 +VATSubsidy available*£0.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£40.00 +VAT

* Your school or college will receive the subsidy on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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