Event Summary



Date and Time

2 October 2020 (13:00 to 15:00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

This termly networking meeting is relevant to managers, development coaches and all staff who have a commitment to quality assurance or the improvement of teaching, learning and assessment. This term’s meeting, taking place via Zoom, aims to share ideas of how best to evidence the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. The session will include the use of break-out rooms to enable more detailed collaboration, an ideas exchange and the exploration of new approaches.

Despite the near absence of graded observations, how many organisations are still wedded to a performance management approach to judging the quality of TLA? The grades may have disappeared but are observations of teaching and learning continuing in similar ways? How much of a move has been made to radically shift the emphasis to trusting teachers’ control of the shape and direction of their own professional practice? The meeting will focus on the following:

  • The benefits of what Dr Matt O’Leary has termed ‘unseen observation’
  • How we can use questions to promote critical reflection of curriculum planning, intent and implementation
  • Positive use of video capture
  • The opportunities and challenges of virtual inspection.

Hosted by Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development and Dr Alison Scott, Lead Professional Development Advisor, this interactive networking webinar will offer an opportunity for collaboration and discussion around how to evidence the quality of teaching and learning. Participants will be encouraged to share approaches that they have considered or adopted in their own organisations.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.