Another poorly-conceived EEF study?

Clio et cetera

Today the EEF published a long-term study looking at the relationship between structured teacher observation and pupil outcomes at GCSE in maths and English. This interested me as it is one of the issues in education on which I do not hold a strong opinion. On the one hand, I find the idea of teachers observing one another a good thing, and my starting presumption would be that I and my pupils have benefited from other teachers observing me, and that I have helped other teachers by observing them. On the other hand, I have always been sceptical about non-specialists observing one another, and I suspect a great deal of observation that takes place in schools – particularly performance management observation – does not do the job it is supposed to do. So I came to this EEF study with a relatively open mind.

What I found did not…

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