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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

*Updated January 2018* - with 1-hour webinar tutorial to guide new users. Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Lesson planning is a habit of thought, not a form filling exercise. Remember, watchdogs no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ So, why use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan? Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations; designed to help teachers consider the cognitive processes required in lesson planning. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 14 languages and available for free on Teacher Toolkit website.
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
Staff Voice Questionnaire - Literacy Audit

Staff Voice Questionnaire - Literacy Audit

The ‘Staff Voice Questionnaire - Literacy Audit’ is a questionnaire tool designed to enhance staff voice activities across the whole school to support the monitoring and development of teaching and learning, specifically the quality of literacy across the curriculum. The questionnaire aims to cover all key aspects relating to literacy, allowing staff to express views and opinions regarding consistency across different subject areas and departments to inform school improvement.
RJS2013
Staff Voice  Questionnaire - Teaching and Learning

Staff Voice Questionnaire - Teaching and Learning

The ‘Staff Voice Questionnaire - Teaching and Learning' is a tool designed to enhance staff voice activities across the whole school to support the monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning. The questionnaire aims to cover all key aspects of teaching and learning, allowing staff to express views and opinions regarding consistency across different subject areas and departments to inform school improvement priorities.
RJS2013
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
Staff Work Scrutiny Template - Written Feedback

Staff Work Scrutiny Template - Written Feedback

The ‘Staff Work Scrutiny Template - Written Feedback’ is a checklist of prompts to Middle and Senior Leadership in evaluating and monitoring pieces of work during book scrutiny across the whole curriculum. The generic template can be used across all key stages and aims to provide documented evidence which can be shared to support monitoring and evaluation across the school.
RJS2013
Teaching and Learning Performance Grids

Teaching and Learning Performance Grids

This resource pack is comprised of: 1.) Observation & Learning Walk Performance Grid 2.) Marking and Feedback Performance Grid For use alongside lesson observations, learning walks, and book monitoring, these succinct performance grids enable observers to gauge, categorise, and feedback on teaching and learning sessions using OFSTED guidance for effective teaching. The documents provide descriptors of 'outstanding', 'good', 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' practice within appropriately considered teaching and learning focus areas, for example: Questioning, Positive Feedback, Use of Additional Adults, etc. Schools who still grade individual teachers have noted that these are helpful aids in arriving at an overall judgement.
TandLGuru
Drug Education Policy. Updated

Drug Education Policy. Updated

A compete Drugs Policy covering the school's approach to drugs education and drugs related incidents. This resource provides a full and thorough policy that is completely editable to suit the specific needs of your school.
StartEducation
	Auto Essay Feedback for 4 question paper GCSE+ALevel A*-U All Subjects

Auto Essay Feedback for 4 question paper GCSE+ALevel A*-U All Subjects

This sheet save teacher marking time by creating an individual feedback sheet for each student (up to a maximum class size of 30) Simply add the scores the students got in their paper/assessment and write in the advice box the best way to get full marks for that specific answer and the sheet does the rest for you. Download the free MrHolyome user guide to see in more detail what the sheet can do.
MrHolyome
Auto Essay Feedback for 3 question paper GCSE+ALevel A*-U All Subjects

Auto Essay Feedback for 3 question paper GCSE+ALevel A*-U All Subjects

This sheet save teacher marking time by creating an individual feedback sheet for each student (up to a maximum class size of 30) Simply add the scores the students got in their paper/assessment and write in the advice box the best way to get full marks for that specific answer and the sheet does the rest for you. Download the free MrHolyome user guide to see in more detail what the sheet can do.
MrHolyome
30 Pupil Automated Behaviour monitoring point system with colour coding Rewards/Sanctions

30 Pupil Automated Behaviour monitoring point system with colour coding Rewards/Sanctions

A simple to use behaviour monitoring system that can be used to help with class behaviour or as a rewards system. You decide what type of behaviour is worth what score. You set individual goals for students to reach and the sheet will colour code to highlight students that need to be rewarded or show improvement. Can be used for form,class or to help improve behaviour with a tricky class. Can be put on the school system and copies made for individual classes. Any questions or adaptions get in touch.
MrHolyome