Looking at Me, Looking at You – Using Quality Observations to Assess and Plan the Next Steps of Learning

If you are looking to hone your observation and assessment skills so that progression is secured, then this is the course for you.
  • Booking Code: LM01
  • Course Providers: Glenda Dudley , Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: School Based

Looking at Me, Looking at You – Using Quality Observations to Assess and Plan the Next Steps of Learning

1 day course

The ‘weakest link’ in successful planning is the connections made between ‘observation and assessment’ to ‘planning the next steps’ in the classroom. 

  • Do you closely link your observations and assessment to your planning?
  • Are time-sampled observations reflected and acted upon by the whole team?
  • Are you comfortable using the ‘target child’ approach to observation?

If you are looking to hone your observation and assessment skills so that progression for individuals and groups of children is secured, then this is the course for you.  During the day we will be using structured, targeted observations, time sampling and evaluative methods to broaden and develop the teachers’ toolkit.

Course participants will:

  • Consider the effectiveness of the range of observation techniques currently being used.
  • Practice observing children using the ‘target child’ method.
  • Reflect on information gathered through short but frequent observations.
  • Explore the practical realities and demands of observing children regularly.
  • Make explicit the link between ‘observation and assessment’ and ‘next step planning’.
  • Leave refreshed and raring to go!

Target Audience: Years 1- 6 Teachers and School Leaders

Course providers
Glenda Dudley
Glenda Dudley has worked in education for more than twenty years, both in the UK and in international contexts in Europe and the Middle East. During her career, Glenda has held posts as a teacher, a Headteacher and was the inaugural Head of Centre of Wales’ largest children’s centre; the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre.
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Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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