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Frequency of lesson observation: policies and protocols

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Last updated on 8 July 2016
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How much lesson observation should we do? Schools can decide on the length and frequency of lesson observations depending on the needs of each teacher. We look at the DfE's model policy, policies and protocols from unions, and advice from an experienced headteacher.

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  1. 1 Frequency and duration of formal lesson observations
  2. 2 Model appraisal policies
  3. 3 Frequency and duration of informal lesson observations
  4. 4 Examples of lesson observation protocols

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