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Why your new year calls for new CPD action


SISRA Ltd offer two web-based solutions for schools: SISRA Analytics enables schools to track the progress of students from Key Stage 3 through to 5, using whichever ‘life after levels’ assessment system they’ve chosen, and calculate the new performance measures at the click of a button. SISRA Observe simplifies the observation and self-evaluation process, allowing users to record, store and analyse the results to identify strengths and weaknesses in the quality of teaching. Both services are intuitive and easy to access and use for all levels of staff.

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Do your school’s processes ensure that the right type of CPD is being provided to the right people at the right time? And crucially, is the impact measured? Countless studies tell us that carefully-designed, insightful staff CPD can help raise standards and pupil attainment, as well as positively contributing to staff retention and recruitment, welfare, happiness and morale. However, research (Goodall, Day et al, 2005) suggests that many providers don’t have sufficient evaluation processes in place.

This is where SISRA Observe can help. Much more than a web-based system for recording lesson observations, Observe joins up the dots in your teaching and learning processes, providing schools with up-to-date information and evaluation, ensuring support is directed to the correct staff. The service is completely bespoke to each school, and is compatible with any approach to quality assurance.

Observe allows all types of observations (drop-in, learning walk, formal, etc), self-evaluations (performance management, appraisal, faculty review, etc) and evidence to be stored safely and securely in one place, making it simple for staff to reflect and collaborate. The self-reflection feature provides staff with the ability to build on their ideas, allowing them to be part of a developmental, constructive process of improvement. Staff can upload and store resources and examples of best practice, creating a searchable Resource Library linking back to teacher standards. Actions can also be created and acted upon, identifying potential areas where CPD can be most beneficial.

How can Observe help you and your colleagues?

Our real-time, online demonstrations are the best way to find out more about Observe. We also understand that choosing a teaching and learning monitoring system is a big decision, so you can trial Observe free-of-charge to discover how the system would work in your setting.

Stop wasting time and money with ineffective CPD. To book your free demo, or if you have any questions, please email or call 0870 75 76 750.

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