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Presentation on Lesson Observation – for the Algerian Inspectorate

Appendix 5h - A School Guide to Grading your lesson (OfSTED)
Teaching and Learning Area Outstanding (1)
Students make exceptionally good progress.

Good (2)
Virtually all students make good progress.

Satisfactory (3)
Most students make the progress that should be expected of them.

Inadequate (4)
Students generally, OR PARTICULAR GROUPS OF THEM, do not make adequate progress because the teaching is unsatisfactory. Students do not enjoy their work and behaviour is often inappropriate Teacher’s knowledge of the curriculum and course requirements is inadequate. Level of challenge is often wrongly pitched.

Student Progress

Behaviour and enjoyment of students Subject Knowledge Challenge of learning Students with additional learning needs.

Students thrive as a result of the teaching Teacher has high level of expertise and evident interest in what they are teaching. Work is very well pitched and suitably challenging for every student Learners with additional learning needs are suitable extended and enthused by the work set.

Students show good attitudes to their work The teacher has good subject knowledge and this lends confidence to their teaching style. Level of challenge stretches without inhibiting. Those with additional learning needs have work well tailored to their needs based upon a good diagnosis.

Students enjoy their work and are motivated to do well Teacher has secure knowledge of the curriculum and course requirements Level of challenge is sufficient for groups of students most of the time. Work is appropriate for those with additional learning needs.

The teacher does not have a clear understanding of the needs of those with additional learning needs.

Phil Silvester CBE –

Presentation on Lesson Observation – for the Algerian Inspectorate Teaching and Learning Area

Outstanding (1)
Careful planning based on thorough assessment results in work being suitable for all students

Good (2)
Based upon thorough and accurate assessment that informs students how to improve, work closely tailored to their different capabilities, so that all can succeed.

Satisfactory (3)
Assessment is adequate for teachers to monitor student’s progress and plan their lessons, and students know what to do to improve.

Inadequate (4)
Assessment is not frequent or accurate enough to monitor student’s progress, so teachers do not have a clear understanding of pupils’ needs. Students do not know well enough how to improve. Not enough independent learning takes place or students are excessively passive.

Assessment for Learning & differentiation

Independent learning

The degree of independent learning enthuses and extends students.

Teaching methods and resources Use of Teaching Assistants

The teaching methods and use of resources, such as ICT, enthuse and extend students. Well directed and deployed teaching assistants reinforce and strongly support learning.

The well-judged setting of extension and project work encourages independent learning and the skills and confidence needed for this. A good range of carefully chosen resources such as ICT, encourages the skills and confidence of the students. Good arrangements support teaching assistants in helping students to succeed.

The teaching methods include opportunities for independent learning.

The teaching methods, include the use of a range of resources such as ICT, and encourages and engages students Arrangements are in place to enable support staff to support students’ learning effectively.

The methods used do not sufficiently engage and encourage the students.

Teaching assistants are inadequately helped, guided or used to support students’ learning.

Phil Silvester CBE –

Presentation on Lesson Observation – for the Algerian Inspectorate

A School Guide to Grading your lesson
The judgement made should be the best fit with the relevant grade descriptions. • Where reference is made to the outcomes of the learners, appropriate allowance should be made for their age and capabilities.

Use the grid to determine your performance on each lesson. REMEMBER your overall grade is a best fit. Mark the box in each criteria that best fits your performance in that lesson. And then look down the columns for performance and grade your lesson based on the column with the most ticks. DO NOTE that if ANY of your areas fall into inadequate the highest grade you can get for that lesson is ‘satisfactory’ and an HMI inspector is likely to award an ‘inadequate’.

Treat this exercise as a way to evaluate your own teaching and to realise areas that you may wish to focus your CPD on within the coming year. DO REMEMBER that NO NAMES are required on the self-review forms and only a summary of your lesson grades required at the end of the week, which needs to be passed on to your HOD who will forward them to the DOS.

Phil Silvester CBE –