Getting Started with Lesson Study

Another excellent blog from Tom Sherrington and another insight into how to plan Lesson Study CPD.

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As part of our CPD programme this year, we’ve joined the newly formed National Teacher Enquiry Network.  It offers a superb framework to help us deliver the best CPD programme we can.  A central feature of NTEN is the support offered for the development of Lesson Study.  I’ve been reading about this for a while now but it was the clarity of the NTEN materials that made me feel we should embrace it.

At KEGS our approach has been to follow our familiar ‘rainforest’ change process:  to create the conditions, sow the seeds, and then allow the ideas to flourish organically supported by some modelling. In practice this means we did the following:

  • Launched the idea at a staff day  – just a quick overview in few minutes, inviting interested parties to attend a voluntary meeting.
  • Explained the idea in more depth at a meeting to those who volunteered…

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