Section 3: Planning for outstanding T&L


Where your curriculum vision, T&L strategies and approach will stand or fall is in the classroom. So you need to be sure your staff are using these well to plan inspirational T&L experiences for all students.

This resource explores the key process behind all good T&L: planning, and within that assessment for learning. Using a template for plotting the critical elements of a successful learning session, we examine the core issues involved in planning T&L that is consistently outstanding.


Section 3 Planning for outstanding T&L

(From our toolkit: Leading your curriculum to inspire outstanding T&L)


Time spent on helping your teaching staff to achieve better planning of learning – whether this be via training, providing them with planning tools and resources, or simply keeping this as a regular sharing-good-practice point at staff meetings – is time well spent.


This resource provides information and tools that show you how to achieve this in practice. This includes looking at how to ensure all your staff:

➤plan for quality learning and achieve the right level of detail in their planning

➤make good use of learning objectives

➤match T&L to needs – differentiating and personalising effectively

➤use ICT to innovate and engage learners

➤know which strategies to use and when so as to make learning stick

➤apply assessment for learning well to:

    • question pupils for understanding
    • give good feedback
    • facilitate effective peer assessment
    • set appropriate targets for future learning
    • achieve a successful close.


Use this resource to show your staff what quality planning is all about so that in their T&L they engage and inspire all their students to have optimal effect on their learning.


Also includes:

➤ PDF of practical tools

➤ Introductory section setting out whole framework for becoming an inspirational curriculum leader – including cycle of improvement, what inspirational looks like in your core responsibilities, and how to gain inspiration from others


Practical tools:

  • Lesson planning template
  • Lesson planning checklist – meeting learner needs
  • Question flowchart for students
  • Questioning in different scenarios
  • Aspects of effective targets
  • Assessing use of assessment
  • Assessing planning of classroom delivery


Examples of practical resources and development activities:

  • Skills-based elements of learning objectives
  • Categories of questions to assess students’ current position
  • Encouraging students to question for understanding
  • Giving good feedback
  • Evaluating colleagues’ assessment of student work


- Format: ebook
- Pages: 46 A4
- Author: Angela Dewsbury, Publisher, Inspiration in Education
- ISBN: 978-1-913503-06-2
- Also includes an additional 22pp ebook of all the tools in an expanded and easy-to-use format
- Publication date: 2020


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