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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by fineliner, Dec 7, 2011.
Is it your understanding that ASTs should be grading lessons during observations?
No it is not part of the ast remit. The only reason they might grade is as part of their own development, e.g. Preparation for dht or aht posts.
Well it depends on their job description. The spirit of their role should be a supportive one although very frequently they are asked to evaluate teaching and learning and apply grades. Many take part in performance management and even take part in PM in other schools. Some ASTs are Ofsted trained so take part in joint lesson observation, grading lessons and moderating school judgements. I co ordinated ASTs for a LA for a couple of years and I think just about all of them were involved in grading lessons following observations at some time or other.