These vocational (NVQ) lesson DVDs cover a range of subjects and are supplied with reports made by a qualified Ofsted inspector. Unlike other observations, reports are based on the video evidence rather than the lesson itself.
Lesson DVDs packs include a CD with teachers’ lesson plans, lesson report, evaluation forms, and a range of continuing professional development.
Practical session based on commercial salons.
In this practical session learners work with real clients. The video follows the progress of one student, from greeting the client through to taking payment. Students complete live cuts with clients and are summatively assessed. The teacher prompts and supports them in their work, offering advice and guidance on technical aspects, e.g. demonstrating the mixing of bleach solutions.
Level 2 Carpentry
In this practical session students gauge the margins around the door, mark out the positions of the hinges, cut the hinges into the edge of the door, and transfer the hinge cut outs on to the frame. They then square the markings out, cut the hinges into frame, position the door and put it in the frame.
Level 2 Plastering
Fitting angle beads.
In this practical session students are challenged by questions about their previous experience and having to recall the detail of their learning. They apply themselves well to practical tasks, and think about the practical implications of their trade and the need to accommodate to other trades.
Level 3 BND Health
Freestyle Ultimate Frisbee.
In this ultimate frisbee session the students warm up and revisit simple catches, then move on to intermediate catches watching video demonstrations in between. They assess their catches and record feedback for each other on the technical aspects of catching.
Level 3 Health and Social Care
Major life events.
In this lesson the class look at major life events and how lifestyle factors influence development. Students recall some of their previous learning in the unit of study, then discuss, compare and share ideas.
- Credit Card
- Direct Debit
- Purchase Order
- Single User License
Initial Teacher Training – resources can be used with new initial teacher trainees before they enter their professional placements and lead their own classes. The resources help trainees to identify areas of good practice and areas for future development.
ITT Mentor Training – experienced teachers and tutors who act as mentors for teacher trainees, may find the classroom videos a useful training resource to help identify strengths and areas for development of practitioners via the observation process. The resources could be used as a standardisation exercise for mentors who are required to grade the lessons of their mentees.
INSET, CPD and Staff Development – the classroom video resources could be used as part of a staff development event for organisations preparing for inspection. Teaching colleagues could watch and comment on each of the videos to highlight areas of good practice and to identify those areas which observers would identify as requiring further development.