Bayley helps Year 3 teachers improve through peer observation John Bayley works with two Year 3 teachers on peer observation. Experienced teacher Sarah and recent NQT Sophia teach the same literacy lessons but in very different styles.

Sarah notices that during Sophia’s lesson some children are distracted during the lengthy feedback sessions and suggests that the adoption of talk partners would improve their focus and quicken the pace.

When sitting in on Sarah’s lesson, Sophia is impressed by the way the children are encouraged to come up with their own success criteria before embarking on a piece of work. John also points out to Sophia how Sarah makes good use of higher level questioning.

Having found the experience valuable, Sophia is keen to put the new ideas into practice and to continue observations in the future.

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