An Investigation Into “How Might We Improve Our Monitoring Of Teaching and Learning At School?”

In March 2006, a report by the Teaching & Learning Research Programme recognised that ‘teaching and learning are what ultimately make a difference in the mind of the learner’. They also stated that the role of any education policy was to provide guidance, resources and accountability in order to support high quality teaching and learning.
This report combined with Ofsted’s report Twenty outstanding primary schools – Excelling against the odds (2009) sparked my interest in investigating the monitoring of teaching and learning within school. My own research project during 2012 and 2013 has, to date, revealed that there are numerous ways of monitoring teaching and learning. Most notably these include: consistent careful planning, self-evaluation, observation, close liaison with the Learning Advisor and consulting pupils.

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