Lesson study is a powerful model of joint professional development which enables teachers to improve, innovate and develop their practice, through focus on struggling learners. It is internationally recognised as a powerful tool for improving learning and teaching, was a successful part of the 'London Challenge' and is established across Europe, East Asia and the US.
"Lesson Study has transformed how we talk about and consider teaching and learning in our federation. My teaching staff say Lesson Study Research is the professional development that has made the most difference to their teaching, and now my LSAs want me to develop a Lesson Study programme for them!"
(Federation of Northern Schools - November 2016)
"The impact of Lesson Study is not just directly on the teaching and learning in that individual class. If teachers see something works, they will implement it in their class. Knowing that there are things we don’t see will make us reflect on them back in our own class. One colleague said: ‘It’s such an eye-opener!’ Furthermore, the process of planning, discussing and watching a lesson collaboratively is very powerful: we often plan together but we rarely see how each other deliver the plan in class or how we respond when the lesson deviates from the plan. Seeing into this ‘black-box’ is invaluable to new and experienced teachers alike."
(Whiteley Primary School - November 2016)
gain insights into how to make lesson study a workable approach
reflect on how to ensure the process maintains a critical focus on children's learning, not teacher performance
distinguish lesson study from a simple lesson observation, to support the development of a professional culture based on trust and respect
plan, teach and analyse the research lesson
involve pupils in the process
pass on to others the new practice knowledge you have gained in your lesson study
It is recommended that 3 teachers from your school attend the full training plus the headteacher attends an essential 1 hour afternoon session on Day 1. We do appreciate this may be difficult for some schools so if this is not viable you can register your interest for fewer spaces. Please note, it is essential that the headteacher attends their session.
Forthcoming dates are to be announced but you can register your interest now. The format will be:
9am - 4pm (lunch provided)
2pm – 3pm essential headteacher session
|Day 2||1pm - 4pm|
|Day 3||1pm - 4pm|
Harrison Primary School, Harrison Road, Fareham, PO16 7EQ
£200 for 3 delegates plus the headteacher
OR £175 for 1 - 2 delegates plus the headteacher
Places are limited, please register your interest now via email@example.com or call Paula Parkes on 01329 234016 with participants names and roles.