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.
➤ 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
- 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