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See example forms for observing and evaluating lessons delivered by candidates for teaching posts, and see links to download our model lesson observation form.

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Download our lesson observation forms

Use our lesson observation form based on the Ofsted framework to carry out lesson observations, including for EYFS lessons. 

We also have a step-by-step guide to carrying out lesson observations with templates you can download and adapt.

See example lesson observation forms 

Example from a school

Eyemouth High School in the Scottish Borders has resources supporting lesson observations published on its website. This includes a lesson feedback summary for observers to fill out after observing a lesson. The summary has space for the observer to note:

  • Elements which were strongest
  • Elements to focus on and develop
  • Suggested activities to support development

The University of Reading Institute of Education has a primary

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