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.

Last reviewed on 22 August 2023See updates
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  1. Why do a learning walk? 
  2. How often should I do a learning walk?
  3. Use our checklist to plan your learning walk
  4. You could have another member of staff accompany you
  5. Download templates to help you observe and question most effectively
  6. Analyse your findings and set actions
  7. Experiment with alternatives to a learning walk

Why do a learning walk? 

 So you can:

Learning walk Lesson observation Supports whole-school improvement, and provides evidence for a school improvement plan (SIP) Makes evaluations of individuals, for a range of purposes (such as appraisal or monitoring a department's performance) Breadth - a general look at the application of a topic or approach across the school Depth - a more thorough look at an aspect of teaching and learning in

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