Lesson observation & learning walks: improving learning in maths & English (Central)

The direct observation of teaching has for too long been associated with performance management alone, when it has a vital role to play in developing and improving it too. This practical one-day course will rigorously dissect what best practice means in maths and English and look in depth at how observations can be used developmentally by managers and colleagues to improve the teaching of maths and English - both when delivered in standalone lessons and when embedded into vocational learning.

Pricing options

There are three pricing options.

1. Individual fees

SET member: £85

Non-SET member:£100

2. Hosting

Providers with 6-10 delegates: £600. We will support you to fill the extra places but this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with providers in your locality.

3. In-house

Do you want to get the maximum value from your CPD budget? Why not run an in-house course at a time and venue to suit?

• In-house courses for up to 16 staff: £880

• In-house courses for up to 32 staff: £1,700

• In-house courses for up to 48 staff: £2,400


Date: 09/01/2019
Price: from £100.00
2 Free places available
Booking Close Date: 08/01/2019
Session 1
Date: 09/01/2019 09:30 - 16:30
Venue: University of Warwick, Westwood campus, CV4 7AL
Date: 22/01/2019
Price: from £100.00
3 Free places available
Date: 26/02/2019
Price: from £100.00
4 Free places available
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Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book as normal. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet and then click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone involved in the observation of maths and English teaching - whether this be through discrete classes or embedded in wider vocational teaching

Training aim

To enable you to develop a culture of open, reflective practice in your organisation encouraging staff to be more adventurous in their teaching style and use of resources. This course will help you develop your practice in accordance with the ETF's Professional Standards, in particular: 10 - Evaluate your practice with others and assess its impact on learning.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • identify the essential maths and English skills and teaching approaches that maths, English Language and vocational teachers need to focus on
  • explore and critique various theories of lesson observation/learning walks and relate them to improving outcomes for maths and English learners
  • identify how to give supportive and effective feedback on how to improve outcomes for learners in maths and English
  • create a sustainable, collaborative and expansive learning environment.

Length of the course

The course consists of a one day face-to-face session with support to help you get new structures and expectations established in your organisation.

Entry Requirements

You should be a practitioner responsible for monitoring or improving the quality of maths and English.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830
E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk