The peer review of learning and teaching is a critical component in the quality assurance of apprenticeship delivery. The observation of in-class learning and teaching is at the heart of this scheme for our apprenticeships, but we recognise that the delivery of a high quality academic experience is based on more than this.
Staff teaching on apprenticeships must be observed in delivery of learning and teaching in an apprenticeship class at least once annually, subject to feedback which suggests the quality of provision needs improvement. In addition, we ask that a second review is undertaken focussed on one of the following:
Conducting reviews and observations
Reviews for apprenticeships must be conducted by one of the following roles, rather than by a peer. The nature of the activity being observed will dictate who conducts the review.:
Before the classroom observation, the observee should:
During the classroom observation, the observer should:
After the classroom observation, the observer and observee should:
These are prompts for the observer; it is not recommended that all topics areas are covered in the feedback provided.
Structure and planning
Delivery, use of technology and space
Style and ambience
We try to give feedback that is constructive and is presented as a coaching conversation. Remember, while yit is good to share good practice, this is about the observee, not the observer.
Prompt questions / statements
The feedback you receive should be constructive, but it may not always be positive.