How to Evaluate Teaching over Time

  • Excel under new Ofsted focus on Teaching over Time (ToT) and the removal of lesson grades
  • Be clear on what evidence Ofsted needs
  • New models to observe and evaluate teacher performance
  • Tools to update accountability processes:
    • Performance Related Pay
    • Appraisals
Oli Knight

Oli Knight

Dates: 18th Jan 2018, 1st Feb 2018, 8th Mar 2018

Oliver Knight is the author of "Creating Outstanding Classrooms: A whole-school approach", a book that has been recognised as a leading text on helping schools deliver an Outstanding education. He is currently the head of a London free school and was previously vice principal at Ark Academy in London, one of England’s highest-performing schools. Oliver shares his nationally-recognised best practice through his training which is inspiring and highly practical.

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Demystify the most-used phrase in Ofsted reports

Clarify the meaning of:

  • Teaching over Time (ToT)

  • Progress over Time (PoT)

Identify what ToT looks like:

  • Across the school

  • In a lesson

Ensure all teachers can convey PoT to busy inspectors

Unpick Ofsted’s Outstanding grade descriptors


Steps to successfully judge teacher performance across the school

Identify why lesson grading alone does not work

Explore alternative approaches to evaluate teacher quality

Develop an internal observation system that focusses on:

  • assessment data

  • evidence in workbooks

  • student conversations

Embed a formative approach to lesson observations through:

  • coaching and mentoring programmes

  • appraisal processes

Make consistent Performance Related Pay decisions


A toolkit to observe, evidence and measure the impact of ToT

Training plans for all observers

Ofsted-friendly templates to record findings on:

  • observing the lesson

  • talking to students

  • evidence in workbooks

  • tracking data

Tracking systems to see progress of individual teachers

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£309 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£289 + VAT

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