San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Teacher Development Trust and Teach First are delighted to host a seminar to explore the future role of lesson observation in schools and colleges in England. Recent arguments have focused upon whether it is possible to make reliable judgements from a single inspection and whether this commonly used process can ever be truly developmental for staff.
Our keynote will be presented by Professor Robert Coe from the University of Durham's Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring. Professor Coe was recently in the news criticising Ofsted for the validity of judgements based on observation. Following his presentation will be a panel who will give their responses before we open the debate to Q&A. The panel:
- Chair: Sam Freedman (@samfr): Director, Research, Evaluation and Impact, Teach First
- David Didau (@learningspy): teacher, author and speaker.
- Mary Myatt (@marymyatt): lead inspector, adviser, writer, trainer.
- Dame Alison Peacock (@AlisonMPeacock): Headteacher, The Wroxham School, researcher, author, consultant.
- David Weston (@informed_edu): Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust, former teacher.
The seminar is open to anyone who would like to enage in the debate about the future of observation. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event.