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Before the Observation
- You will be sent an email with the PAL observation dates and details, for which you will need to confirm your availability
- You could contact the PAL Leader in advance to introduce yourself and remind them of the observation the day before
- You should introduce yourself to the PAL Leader before the session starts on the day - arrive 5 minutes early to the session
- Informed consent – you will briefly explain what will happen (and why) and how the observation will be shared (with the Central PAL Team)
- Remember: Data Protection is key – the details of the observation or PAL Leader should not be shared with anyone except the PAL Team
During the Observation
- You should not participate or interrupt the session – the PAL Leader can explain to their students that you are there to observe them and not the students
- If the leader has no students turn up, inform the Central PAL Team. You should spend the time addressing and advising on their lack of attendance.
After the Observation
- You will provide face-to-face feedback to the PAL Leader straight after the session if they are available
- You should give honest, positive and constructive feedback, suggesting areas for improvement, providing your own tips and experience
- The notes from the observation are tidied up and sent to the both the PAL Leader and the Central PAL Team within 2 working days – this should be an electronic copy emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org