Quality Standards for Effective Lessons

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s lesson standards were first developed in 2012 and have been fundamental in driving up standards across the Federation. In 2014 we reviewed these lesson standards in light of our developing understanding of what works for our pupils and our knowledge of evidence based practice and this has been fully embedded in the professional learning programme in each academy. Our approach is increasingly influenced by the work of John Hattie (Hattie, J. (2009) Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses related to achievement).

The HAF Quality Standards attempt to capture the key activities or components that need to be consistently employed to ensure success for all pupils. At Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation, we believe that at all times teachers should be thinking ‘Where are they [the students] going? How are they going? Where to next’ (J Hattie).

The HAF quality standards are divided into seven sections, each of which must be present to ensure effective teaching and effective learning.

Atlas-Image-PageA suite of professional development materials have been developed and can be delivered as standalone units or as part of an ongoing programme of professional development. There are pathways for trainee teachers, experienced teachers needing a refresher on effective pedagogy and for effective teachers working towards further refining their practice.

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