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Science Leaders' Survival Guide number 1

Number 1 - March 2014

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1 Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Departmental self-evaluation (Section 1) Sample - How to…Organise and use book sampling to monitor your department

You should collect samples of students’ work from all teachers on a regular basis, including your own students. You may wish to focus on a particular year group (or groups) each time. Alternatively you may wish to have a particular area of focus (e.g. appropriate marking)...

This document gives a taste of what the Science Leaders' Hub Survival Guide offers to support you in your role as a science leader or in your aspirations to become a science leader.

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Contents

Gathering evidence

How to… Organise and carry out lesson observations 5
How to… Use impromptu visits for monitoring purposes 9
How to… Gather feedback from students and teachers 10
How to… Organise and use book sampling to monitor your department 11
How to… Organise quality assurances (QA) systems in your department 12

Identifying strengths and weaknesses

How to… Give constructive feedback 13
How to… Use lesson observations to identify departmental strengths 14
How to… Use different types of data effectively 15
How to… Use book sampling to check students’ writing in science 19
How to… Use book sampling to check the quality of marking and feedback 20

Taking action

How to… Use lesson observations to improve learning and teaching 21
How to… Deal with ineffective teaching 22
How to… Structure a written development plan 25
How to… Identify potential actions 26