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Developing skills to gain QTS: How peer observation can improve teacher development and pupil outcomes

Are you looking for a simple and effective way to develop your teaching practice so you can progress in your career?

Research shows that CPD is possibly the most important factor in improving teaching and learning, and accelerating pupil progress. Yet, in a world where teaching budgets are being squeezed, it's often one of the first things to be scaled back.

This makes peer observation as a means of developing your teaching skills more important than ever.

In this webinar, Tes Institute's Programme Director, Emma Cook and Deputy Assessment Only Programme Director, Andrew Locke, will draw on current research and outline the benefits of observing experienced colleagues both on your own and with your colleagues, and explain how spending as little as 15 minutes observing in a classroom can benefit your practice and improve the outcomes of the pupils you teach.

Emma and Andrew will also talk about Tes' Straight to Teaching qualified teacher status (QTS) preparation course and how it can help you to build on your existing teaching experience while you continue to work at your school.