Setting out educational ideas for high achieving girls

An outstanding Lesson

Ten Ways to produce an Outstanding Lesson

  • An outstanding lesson is best achieved by following your usual processes and thinking about drawing out key progress messages
    • Relating the points to exam criteria
    • Some of you should be able to….
  • Do not ‘play safe’ – bad messages are:
    • I wanted to make sure I fitted everything in so I had to follow the lesson plan
    • I didn’t want to try that because it would be too much of a risk
  • Make sure you provide any observer with any and all the material you have to hand which shows how they are progressing:
    • Assessment folders
    • Mark lists
    • Lesson plan
  • A lesson plan is an absolute must. If you don’t:
    • How can an observer judge if you have done that which you set out to do?
    • How can an observer know if the pupils have made outstanding progress – you need to say what that would constitute?
  • Plenary is your golden saviour
    • Let’s pause and check we’ve all got that
    • 30 seconds with your neighbour – what are the key points fro that article – let’s feed that back to the whole class
  • Groups are vital.
    • Who receives pupil premium support in this group? (key Ofsted message – nationally this group underperforms. How are they doing for us?)
    • Who is an A*/A candidate? Who is not? (key Ofsted message – are “most able” being stretched?)
  • Impact is everything
    • You became an examiner. What was the impact of that on your teaching?
    • You use SISRA. What has been the impact of that on your tracking?
    • You set Autumn formal assessments. What has been the impact of that on pupil progress?
    • Impact means – how do you know it’s worked?
  • Engage with your observer
    • If the opportunity occurs, talk to them about the class – it shows you know them
  • They will talk to the girls. Be prepared for that.

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