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    SEND Lesson Study

    All three sessions were extremely helpful and gave me lots of information to take away and share with my school

    2018-19 participant

    Overview

    This programme builds on the alliance’s successful DfE-funded special-mainstream collaborative project which aimed to enable mutual learning from projects involving both special and mainstream staff. Five mainstream schools and four special school participated in the project.

    What is involved?

    Mainstream and special teachers participating in the project observed each other’s classrooms and collaboratively planned and taught lessons in each others’ settings, using lesson study, a powerful Japanese approach to professional development.

    The project intended for special teachers to develop a better understanding of a particular area of the curriculum and for mainstream teachers to learn how to better adjust curriculum teaching to meet the needs of special pupils.

    The project will report its findings in September 2020.