R & D

Research & Development

 Lesson Observation App

iobserve app logo - leading learning

What is it? i-observe is a lesson observation App and professional learning tool designed to support busy teachers to:

  • develop lesson observation and feedback skills
  • diagnose the impact of teaching on learning
  • identify key strengths and areas for improvement
  • plan lessons faster and more effectively
  • enhance the 5 areas of classroom practice proven to make a difference to learning.
Who’s it for?
i-observe membership
i-observe is used most effectively by experienced classroom practitioners. It is suited to:
Leaders who monitor teaching and learning.
Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 22.42.56Leaders, teachers and consultants who are working to improve classroom practice.
Teachers who participate in peer observation and coaching in order to understand and develop practice.
Teachers who want to thoughtfully plan and reflect on their own practice.

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 Parental Involvement

Connected Education is targeted at schools experiencing low levels of pupil attainment and poor parental participation. Our community engagement approach aims to bring improved educational and broader well-being outcomes for young people and families, through increasing educational aspiration and bridging the gap between schools and parents. It recognises that tackling low aspirations held by young people and their families is critical for schools in raising standards and personalising learning.”
(Turning Point)

Leading Learning (Education) has conducted the evaluation of Connected Education.
The links below include Turning Point’s report, the Executive Summary and our Evaluation of this ‘Innovate Parents as Researchers’ model.

 Enquiry based professional learning in MFL

Leading Learning (Education) has worked with Newcastle University on a project to develop an enquiry approach to professional learning in Modern Foreign Languages. See the Evaluation Report and 2 Case Studies (click on links below to view or download).

  Challenge and Differentiation

Leading Learning continues to enquire into improving the level of challenge and differentiation in classrooms. More