We are one of only 120 schools taking part in a nationwide schools project approved and funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). This project is about supporting the effectiveness of teachers through a programme of structured lesson observation and feedback for professional development.
The key elements of the observation are: that it is undertaken by peers within the school; that it is relatively high frequency; and that it is guided by a structured template, requiring the observer to answer a series of questions about the lesson as it unfolds. This is implemented through specialist software downloaded as an app onto iPads. The project focuses on English and Maths GCSE, so it lasts for two years.
The research project is led by a highly experienced international team of researchers, led from the University of Bristol. It is being carried out to the highest academic standards using a randomised control trial (RCT) design.