IRIS Supported Lesson Study

Class Teaching

LESSON STUDYThe 15 minute forum tonight was led by Martyn Simmonds and Hannah Townsend and focused on a project they have been working on.  Working alongside Brian Marsh from the University of Brighton and another colleague from the geography department, they have been developing the use of IRIS supported lesson study.  Lesson study is widely acknowledged as a great form of CPD – it’s teacher led, collaborative and hugely empowering.  Other groups have used it at DHS – here and here – but not using IRIS.

Martyn started the session by talking through the process they have been using:


  1. Form a team
  • Three colleagues from the same subject area were used, as this allowed the discussion to centre around subject specific pedagogy.
  • The team comprised a cross-section of the department in relation to experience and teaching styles – a second year teacher, a Subject Leader who was new to the school and…

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