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Cleveland Road Primary School

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Cleveland Road Primary School

Lesson Study

Cleveland Road Primary School: A Lesson Study School

Lesson Study plays a key role in our school development process. We are proud to work closely with the Teacher Development Trust as we continue to implement and develop the process of Lesson Study within our school.


At Cleveland, we view Lesson Study as having two clear aims. These are:


        1. To enhance staff pedagogical knowledge

        2. To enhance children’s learning by gaining a greater understanding of how they learn best


What Is Lesson Study?

Lesson Study is a Japanese model of teacher-led research in which a triad of teachers work together to target an identified area for development in their students’ learning. Using existing evidence, participants collaboratively research, plan, teach and observe a series of lessons, using ongoing discussion, reflection and expert input to track and refine their interventions.


The Japanese Lesson Study model has been advocated in the UK for some time, both by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and its predecessor organisations. The outline of the approach is as follows:

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Our Lesson Study Findings


We are pleased to be able to publish Research Findings and Evaluations from some of the Lesson Studies we have recently undertaken within our school. These are available in PDF format from this page. By doing so, we hope to support practitioners and children beyond our school.



If you would like further information about the Lesson Study Process at Cleveland Road Primary School, please contact a member of our Leadership Team via the contacts page.

Cleveland Road Primary School

Cleveland Road, IlfordIG1 1EW