Assessment and Ofsted Lesson Observation - An Update for Music Teachers

Dec 11, 2013, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Location 100 Queens Gate, SW7 5AG
London, UK
Cost £275
Details Ofsted are looking for evidence that planned learning intentions are genuinely musical and that musical sound should be the ‘target’ language of the music classroom.

Music teachers therefore need to be even more aware of the impact their teaching is having on the learning experiences and the progress their pupils are making.

This course will, through a mixture of presentation, activity, guided and open discussions explore four key questions: Why we need assessment, what are we assessing, what forms of assessment are beneficial for Music, what impact does the current Ofsted observation criteria have on teaching in the Music classroom.

This course is suitable for Music Subject Leaders involved with curriculum design, classroom observation. Indeed all Music teaching staff will find it helpful to understand what Ofsted are looking for regarding musical assessment in an ‘outstanding lesson’ and what a teacher now needs to put in place to achieve this.

Content to include:

Understanding the latest Sept 2013 criteria for lesson observation
Current (subject specific) Music criteria
The 2014 National Curriculum for Music
Effective learning and teaching
Teacher Standards
Using learner outcomes for formative assessment
Creating musical assessment criteria
Using assessment to improve music delivery
Models of cross curricular design
Identifying deep learning experiences


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