At SNS Group of Institution, we are constantly monitoring and evaluating the quality of learning and teaching so that we ensure that students make the best progress they possibly can.
The quality of teaching is evaluated through:
Evidence is triangulated and used to judge teaching over time. As part of this process we regularly monitor the quality of classroom practice to ensure that it is consistent with SNS policies. We expect all teaching to be Good or Outstanding and use the outcomes of classroom observations to evaluate the quality of practice. We try to ensure that classroom monitoring is a manageable and supportive process, conducive to the learning needs of staff and quality outcomes for all pupils.
In the pursuit of good or outstanding teaching, the basis of the college’s classroom monitoring procedure is that:
Any lesson observed that is found to be either to be strengthened or need support will automatically trigger a follow-up observation within 2 weeks. A programme of coaching support will be planned alongside agreed targets for improvement, ensuring teachers feel confident in addressing the development points identified by the observer. If practice does not improve, a more detailed plan of support will be implemented and closer monitoring supporting the teacher in making the improvements needed. If an individual teacher is unable to deliver teaching that is good or better, they will then be managed under the college’s procedures for capability.
As part of their monitoring responsibilities CLT experts will observe teaching and learning. These observations are part of their ‘critical friend’ role in finding out how well the institution is performing and are not an evaluation of individual teacher’s performance.
We aim to ensure that the SNS Institutions promote a culture where observation of practice is intrinsic to the life of the institution, non-threatening and developmental to support our pursuit of excellence.
We observe to:
Focus of observation:
How should feedback be given?