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Showing progress in observations
« on: May 05, 2010, 10:38:03 PM »
After a disappointing OfSTED monitoring visit (we were given a low satisfactory 2 years ago) many teachers across the subjects are struggling with showing progress by all students in lessons.  Does anyone have good advice / activities that have proved progress in Geog?  The school is a boys comp with a large % of statmented pupils (10%) and EAL pupils (about 35%) but also a large % of very able pupils...  Distribution is like a camel with few pupils of middle ability.  We teach in mixed ability classes. 

We are in for (another) local authority inspection soon, any pointers appreciated! 

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 02:07:12 PM »
I would start by making the aim of the lesson really clear (verbally and visually) and then ensure that your plenary shows they have learnt this. If you have a range of abilities, then the plenary would need to be open-ended enough to allow all to demonstrate learning and progress.

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 07:02:36 PM »
I'm not sure how this would go down (with the suits) - someone else might know: but why teach the same lesson to all of them? It's entirely possible to have learning going on and progress being made this way. I find it works particularly well on longer project stuff or at least stuff where they're working on their own on something for a period of time.

It's not so dissimilar to what occurs in primary schools of course.
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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 10:01:07 PM »
I do agree with both of you.  In an hour that seems reasonable and fine.  However, in 20mins, it is very tricky to show progress of all learners.   

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 11:17:03 PM »
Tbh if suits expect to see progress of all learners in 20 mins then I assume the same sort of progress would be expected even if the suit wasn't in the room?

In which case perhaps someone can tell me why, in 11 or so years of formal education, the end results aren't a bit, well, better?

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 10:10:22 PM »
We have been praised on this in our recent inspection.  We use dartboards with key questions that the students code - red / amber / green at the start of each unit.  They complete the same activity at the end of each unit and it should be mainly green - if there are any amber, the students write a specific target to match.  These are the learning objectives for the lessons and as part of the plenary in an inspection, you can get the students to reflect upon how they've progressed since the start of the unit (look at their dartboard).  Instant progress!
They also have characteristics of their target level attached to their dartboard for each topic.

I'm sorry, i haven't explained this well at all!  It does work and highlights progression over a period of time.  Show the inspectors "progress" - effective AfL, differentiation, active learning etc etc etc!

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 08:28:39 AM »
This sounds like a good idea. Could you send me an example so I can see how it is set out?

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Lisa

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 07:32:31 PM »
Would it be possible to send me an example too?
Thanks

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 08:43:03 PM »
This sounds great, please could you send me a copy too, thanks very much.
skiffington@btinternet.com :)

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 09:12:35 PM »
Can I have a copy too ofsted looming weber2312@hotmail.co.uk

Thank You

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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 02:09:29 PM »
sorry could i have a copy too please.
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thank you

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 06:38:57 PM »
Please will you send me a copy too.
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010, 08:41:50 PM »
I've emailed a couple of samples out.  Please let me know if this didn't arrive! 

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 08:56:54 PM »
These are great, thanks very much. :)

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Re: Showing progress in observations
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »
Cindy- could I have a copy please?? thanks x
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