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Teaching to the Top: Getting the most out of observing Teaching Learning and Assessment in light of the new national curriculum and inspection framework
Course Code - AET005

Part of our building capacity training programme

This one-day interactive course, aimed at middle or aspiring middle leaders, enhances delegates evaluative lesson observation skills including importance of focused and constructive lesson feedback. This practical course also provides delegates with an increased understanding of what 'Teaching to the Top' really means, and how to evaluate the quality of teaching over time.


  • Recognise high quality teaching learning and assessment practices
  • Hone delegates use of the CIF and NNC when observing and evaluating the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Refining skills in gathering a range of evidence when evaluating TLA especially to secure the quality of T and L overtime
  • Enhance evaluative writing and feedback skills


One day

Session outlines

Session 1
  • Teaching to the top: What does this mean in practice?
  • Recognising the links between the CIF and NNC and how these support effective and outstanding TLA
Session 2
  • Putting this into practice: developing evaluative observation skills
Session 3
  • Evaluating Teaching, learning and assessment: The Wider evidence
Session 4
  • Making the most of feedback: Next steps.