Evening all, I found out today about a new policy of learning walks that my place is planning to implement, some of which is unclear and some of which I'm quite concerned about. I've been on my union's website & looked at DofE website but the docs on there don't fully answer my questions, so I'm hoping one of the fine bods on here can either answer my questions or point me in the right direction it would be gratefully received. Curriculum leaders have been instructed by SLT to carry out learning walks within their depts as part of standards etc. In my dept there's 2 curriculum leaders: one of them has told us which lesson this will be and it came across as though they meant a one off observation. However the other CL sees it rather differently and won't tell us when. In an email today we were also told that 1) these would "occur regularly" (no actual time frame specified), and 2) amongst other things, one of the focuses would be how far along with the SOW staff are. From what I've read, learning walks should not be about the performance of an individual teacher, which would suggest that using LWs to check how far along the SOW the teacher is, is not appropriate use as this is monitoring and could be easily done another way. It also appears that staff should know when LWs are taking place. I am also concerned about the term "regular" - it could after all mean every day, once a week, once a term or once a year... The final concern is that there is a big discrepancy in how these are being handled within my dept - the least they could do is come up with a consistent intradepartmental protocal! Any advise/suggestions/links to relevant websites gratefully appreciated.