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Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Here are a collection of Teaching and Learning newsletter templates - published to the whole-staff only - once a fortnight. Ideas are sourced from current school practice, staff-voice and online forums. Feel free to use them as a template to create your own. Contact me @TeacherToolkit
rmcgill
Observation & Learning Walk Performance Grid

Observation & Learning Walk Performance Grid

For use alongside lesson observations and learning walks, this succinct performance grid enables observers to gauge and categorise teaching and learning sessions using OFSTED guidance for effective teaching. The first page of the document provides descriptors of 'outstanding', 'good', 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' teaching within appropriately considered focus areas, for example: Questioning, Planning, Use of Additional Adults, etc. Schools that already employ this tool often opt to highlight the descriptors on this page as they observe, thus creating a bigger picture of the strengths and areas for improvement in the teaching and learning observed. Schools who still grade individual lessons have noted that this is a helpful aid in arriving at an overall judgement. The second page allows observers to further pinpoint and describe the 'www' (what went well) and 'ebi' (even better if) aspects of the lesson, in order to make feedback to teachers more clear.
TandLGuru
Marking and Feedback Performance Grid

Marking and Feedback Performance Grid

For use alongside book monitoring/ work scrutiny, this succinct performance grid enables observers to gauge and categorise marking and feedback using OFSTED guidance for effective feedback. The first page of the document provides descriptors of 'outstanding', 'good', 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' feedback within appropriately considered focus areas, for example: Frequency, Constructive Feedback, Marking for Literacy, etc. Schools that already employ this tool often opt to highlight the descriptors on this page as they complete the scrutiny, thus creating a bigger picture of the strengths and areas for improvement in the feedback observed. This can also be a helpful aid in arriving at an overall judgement, should your school opt to arrive at one. The second page allows observers to further pinpoint and describe the 'www' (what went well) and 'ebi' (even better if) aspects of the feedback, to aid teacher in improving their practice.
TandLGuru
Student Class Transfer Transition Forms

Student Class Transfer Transition Forms

A set of editable documents to help record transition from one year group to another or transition from Primary to Secondary schools. Includes assessment without levels - and easy to change language to fit your needs. Ideal for class teachers to fill out and to pass onto the next teacher as part of the handover process. Fully editable and provided in Word and Excel formats.
4gnome
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW One of five high quality packs providing teachers with a wide range of strategies to check the learning of their students and evidence progress in the lesson. This pack focuses on REVIEW checkers using more reflective and metacognitive strategies. If you can enhance or add to this whole-school resource then please let me know.
BoostProgress
Mindfulness for Children - Calming Guided Mindfulness Meditation Visualisation + Relaxation Music

Mindfulness for Children - Calming Guided Mindfulness Meditation Visualisation + Relaxation Music

Designed to calm your class and improve concentration, learning and behaviour. Contains - Professionally produced 6 minute guided mindfulness/meditation visualization MP3 audio (320 kbps) - designed to calm children and refocus their minds ready for learning. Great before maths or after a wet break time! - 6 minute (music only) relaxation MP3 audio (320 kbps) These powerful tools are only just beginning to be utilised in the primary school classroom. Be amongst the first to introduce audio as a teaching resource to improve learning, mindfulness and behaviour. Music licensed from copyright owner for this product. Spoken word copyright tftf.
TheFutureTeacherFoundation
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - COMMUNICATE

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - COMMUNICATE

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - COMMUNICATE One of five high quality packs providing teachers with a wide range of strategies to check the learning of their students and evidence progress in the lesson. This pack focuses on COMMUNICATE with interactive approaches for developing communication skills individually and within groups. If you can enhance or add to this whole-school resource then please let me know.
BoostProgress
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - PUBLISH

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - PUBLISH

Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - PUBLISH One of five high quality packs providing teachers with a wide range of strategies to check the learning of their students and evidence progress in the lesson. This pack focuses on PUBLISH checkers using different approaches for students to showcase and publish their thinking. If you can enhance or add to this whole-school resource then please let me know.
BoostProgress
Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

A sheet crammed with tips for engaging students who struggle, either due to SpLD or purely find listening and following difficult. This can be used as a checklist for your teaching, regardless of the subject.
Sazo123