Almost all observations should have a focus which will usually tie in with the School Improvement Plan.

You shouldn’t let the focus dominate your planning, or you could find that your lesson may not be truly representative of the way in which you usually teach. Having said that, due care and consideration should be paid towards demonstrating the key focus for that lesson.

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