Keeping young people safe when learning at home

Keeping young people safe when learning at home

None of us could have dreamt how the last year was going to turn out and in particular, none of us expected children to have been out of school for so long. As home learning becomes the norm, it is more important than ever that safeguarding and child protection remain...

How to plan the perfect lesson

How to plan the perfect lesson

Lesson planning is a key skill for teachers at every level and in every subject. With the right preparation and considerate planning, common difficulties can be avoided and your lessons will be more effective and enjoyable for both you and your students. For many...

How to observe lessons effectively

How to observe lessons effectively

Observing a lesson takes more than just looking into the room. It requires a great understanding of the learning environment and a keen eye to pick up on aspects of strong teaching and learning. For those new to lesson observation, it can seem overwhelming. By going...

Why lesson observation should be aimed at learning and not teaching?

Why lesson observation should be aimed at learning and not teaching?

Lesson observation takes place with varying degrees of regularity, robustness and clarity of process The key question is: does it actually make any difference to the observed teacher's practice and subsequent impact on learners' progress? Evidently, this will depend...

At the beach

At the beach

At this Outstanding Primary school, reception children are brought to the beach every week to explore, learn, and experience. Watch the video below. The school that went from Requires Improvement to Outstanding We have been filming at Seaside Primary School, and this...

Linking to prior knowledge: the benefits to learning

Linking to prior knowledge: the benefits to learning

Learning is something we do from the day we are born. It is a natural process, but how well we absorb that new information in the classroom, training session or even online is down to the quality of instruction. Why is it that some teachers and trainers get better...