The Art of Planning

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By Fe Luton, Education writer and author

Planning, done well, can be the making of a learning experience, but what makes for good planning and how should we, as teachers, be constructing it?

Ofsted emphasises the importance of effective planning and highlights the distinction between a written lesson plan and a planned lesson. It stresses that ‘inspectors are interested in the effectiveness of planning rather than the form it takes’. ( Ofsted inspections: myths, July 2018 ).

Teacher planning
An effectively planned lesson should incorporate and reflect on:
  1. How children will learn
  2. Your current children and their place in their learning journey (differentiation and personalisation)
  3. Creativity
  4. Realistic outcomes that reflect high expectations
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