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Leading a Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback

About the program

Leading a Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback supports school leaders to consider a range of key factors, including the importance of their role in the establishment and strengthening of a positive performance and development culture that will impact on the effective implementation of teacher observation and feedback. 

This two-day program is designed for school leadership teams and aims to strengthen the current work of the leadership team in leading whole school improvement that impacts on every classroom and every student. Although principals are welcome to attend on their own, research tells us the benefits of attending as a team are substantial. It provides participants with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and challenges them to think differently about professional learning and their role to ensure that teacher quality is developed with the focus on building capacity for student learning. 

Leading a Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback also provides opportunities for participants to hear from a variety of schools about their experiences with developing a culture of classroom observation and feedback. 

This program was formerly known as Improving Student Learning through Classroom Observation and Feedback.     

Learning intention

At the end of the two-day program, school leadership teams will have a deeper understanding of how to build a culture of observation and feedback that aligns with system and school priorities and positively impacts on teacher quality and student learning.

Success criteria

By the end of Leading a Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback participants will:

  • understand the coherence between system priorities and school based performance development and performance management processes
  • define purpose of your observation and feedback processes and apply flexible approaches to building teacher capacity
  • identify the importance of developing a pedagogical framework for building a whole school understanding of effective teaching and focused classroom observation and feedback processes
  • develop protocols for effective observation processes that build trust and confidence in the process
  • use AITSL resources, including the Australian Professional Standard for Principals and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to build knowledge of and engagement in reflection and goal setting.

Target audience

It is recommended that the principal and the same members of the school leadership team attend the two days.

Participant expectations

Participants will take part in learning activities and discussions regarding the foundations for improving the performance of their school. 

About the facilitator 

Melinda Webb has developed her deep knowledge and practical expertise in a range of leadership roles focused on improving student achievement, building teacher and leadership capability through engagement in high quality professional learning, and the development of authentic and highly collaborative learning communities. She is an accredited Master Facilitator for Change2 and an educational consultant, working directly with school and network leadership teams to impact positively on learning.

Melinda’s professional background includes extensive experience in public education in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. She has held roles as a classroom teacher, deputy principal, principal, literacy and pedagogy consultant in the eastern states and was Manager of Leadership, Teaching and Learning in Western Australia, with responsibility for delivering high quality learning across the State. She maintains currency through national and international research and translates the findings to her work with school leadership teams.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

6. Engage in professional learning

    Two-day program

    13 and 14 March 2018



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Day 1 Day 2 Times
13 March 2018
14 March 2018
8.30am to 4.30pm

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Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. 
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Leading a Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email


Leading a Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback

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