With the ever-increasing need for personalised learning, the scheme of work that is written by the Head of Department and shared across the department in a dying breed. Instead, teachers must plan their own medium-term and short-term plans to meet the needs of the students in their classes, which, considering extensive national changes over the past year or so, can be a daunting task for teachers of all levels of experience.
This medium-term tracking grid supports teachers in their planning by:
•listing all the Assessment Objectives for Language and Literature on the first page to prompt coverage and also to provide a list for teachers to cut and paste from.
•beginning the planning with the completion of a progression matrix, effectively highlighting areas of under-performance and opportunities for support and challenge
•Space for bullet point ideas of each week’s lessons, with a corresponding column for assessment objectives covered
•Space for teachers to identify milestone or assessment tasks.
The planning grid also works well when combined with the tracking grids for reading and writing, allowing teachers to assess students’ abilities against each assessment objective or skill and plan accordingly.