Classroom observation planning for Teachers of Vision Impairments
Classroom observation planning and resources. Written to support teachers of VI in setting objectives and identifying classroom observations. To best evidence, firstly the difference and contribution that the specialist teacher makes. Secondly, towards pupil progress. Their teaching, learning and service improvement.
The guide has two sections:
- Setting Teacher Performance Management Objectives
- Classroom observations
Setting Teacher Performance Management Objectives
The aim of this section is to help the teacher. To examine performance objectives appropriate for consideration.
For instance, providing help in setting targets.
There’s a range of examples. Something for each type of objective. Furthermore, there are a range of worked examples for each type of aim. Illustrating action steps and performance criteria. Plus evidence required to complete the goal.
Suggestions for the type of teacher classroom observations. What is suitable for consideration. The preparation of classroom observation. Outlining the steps to completing the process.
Completing the classroom observation form
How the lesson observed relates to the teacher’s objectives. Linking it to the relevant professional standards. Including national SEN standards. Plus the planned contribution to pupil progress.
Areas for consideration
When establishing criteria for judging a successful independent access lesson/direct support lesson. Covering the criteria for observation during the lesson by the reviewer. Agreed between the reviewer and the teacher before the lesson.
Classroom observation checklists
For both types of classroom observation (direct support and independent access skills). Provided for use by the reviewer. This details the criteria identified for observation. To record whether the teacher’s performance is ok or requires further development.
Completing the classroom observation – feedback form
To identify strengths. Similarly areas for development. Follow up work and reviewee’s comments. Completed following the classroom observation.
In addition there are blank proformas for:
- Objective setting
- Classroom observation form. Completed before the observation takes place
- Observation checklist
- Feedback form
Meeting Teacher Performance Management Objectives criteria
The guide reflects the standards for children and young people with VI set out in the;
- Quality Standards for Children and Young People with a Visual Impairment
- National SEN Specialist Standards
- Professional Standards for Teachers
- Quality Standards for Special Education Needs Support and Outreach Services