Imagine you are in the middle of a lesson observation and you want to quickly check some criteria. And imagine also you had it on your phone. This is just one of the features of Observation Assistant - it is a free app designed to help observers when they most need it.
But an additional benefit for all staff, including leaders and managers, is that it gives details on the major issues surrounding lesson observation today.
The first menu item Judgement Criteria will take you to 10 sections covering :
Learning & Progression
Assessment of Learning
Feedback & Marking
Attendance & Behaviour
Equality & Diversity
Resources & Venue
Here you will find very concise, to-the-point summaries of what the expectations are for an outstanding grade in that section.
And to help you keep up to date with the latest news on UK education matters there is a tab full of news feed snippets.
We have also included some handy tools - a diary to record your observations, a scanner to capture Good Practice documents and a page of useful links.
Overall, we believe that you will find Observation Assistant to be an excellent tool for increasing your knowledge of Teaching,Learning & Assessment and for improving the quality of lesson observations.