Lesson observations and learning walks

  • Learning walks: guidance, templates and questions
    Your one-stop-shop to plan and carry out a successful learning walk, using our suggested focus areas, checklist and templates. Get to grips with how to successfully analyse your findings and plan future actions.
  • Lesson observations: how-to guide and templates
    Get to grips with how to carry out successful lesson observations. Use our lesson observation templates (2 of which are based on Ofsted inspection criteria), our template feedback form for staff and a spreadsheet to keep track of observations throughout the school year.
  • Observing EYFS teaching: what to look for
    Know what effective teaching looks like in the EYFS and find examples of prompts to help when carrying out lesson observations.
  • Template for observing teaching assistants
    Use our template for observing teaching assistants (TAs) to help you maximise their impact in your school. It draws on the professional standards for TAs.