Lesson Study Conference

This successful conference was held on Friday 15th September

Documents available to be downloaded are;

"Teaching is not an intervention" presentation

"Lost in translation" presentation.

Feedback presentation (St Mary's)

Feedback presentation (St Thomas of Canterbury)



A conference for school leaders and leaders of learning

Using evidenced-informed practice to improve the effectiveness of teaching

Sheffield Institute of Education Sheffield Hallam University

Friday 15 September 2017

“Research leads teachers back to the things that lie at the heart of their professionalism: pupils, teaching and learning.”      Jean Rudduck



0900 – 0930    Registration and Coffee

0930 – 0945    Opening Remarks


0945 – 1030    Session 1 - Lost in Translation

Lesson Study is sometimes compared to the wok done in professional learning communities, often called Teacher Research Groups (TRGs). Lesson Study differs to TRG’s in a number of important areas. Professor Geoff Wake from the University of Nottingham will describe how variants of ‘Authentic Lesson Study’ have developed and of their relative impact.


1030 – 1200    Session 2 - Outcomes of the Sheffield Lesson Study Project 2016

Over the last year 7 primary, 1 special and 3 secondary schools have taken part in a professional development process known as Lesson Study in order to improve the outcomes for pupils in mathematics. Headteachers from some of the schools will explain how the project has impacted on the quality of learning in mathematics and how they intend to use Lesson Study to improve learning in other subjects.


1200 – 1300    Lunch

1300 – 1400    Session 3 – Teaching is not an intervention

In the Sheffield Lesson Study Project the development of the research lessons focused on the teaching of problem solving by planning carefully for anticipated responses using specific problems given to the whole class.   Bob Sawyer will exemplify the importance of task design and planning for anticipated pupil responses using case study material from the project and lessons taught in Japan.


1400 – 1415    Coffee


1415 – 1500    Session 4 – Dame Alison Peacock

Dame Alison took up the role of CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching in January 2017. She will explain the importance of collaborative professional learning that seeks to connect colleagues and to support pedagogy through evidence-informed practice across regions.   Alison will talk about her experience as teacher, headteacher and system leader in the context of developing a new culture of professional learning led by the emerging Chartered College of Teaching.



  • Standard day conference ticket £40

  • Chartered College Members £20

  • Teacher Trainees & project school members (FREE)


To book, please complete online booking form found at this link




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