Making a success of your teaching placement is a vital part of achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). With a focus on practical, this book provides essential guidance on how to translate the ‘outstanding’ criteria into practice. The authors break down the OfSTED criteria so that you can identify the skills and knowledge you need to make the most of your placements.

Packed with case studies, practical tasks and links to the (QTS) standards, the book is structured around: Developing professional knowledge; Planning; How to be an outstanding teacher; Classroom management; Teamwork; Assessment; Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This book will help trainees make the difficult jump from ‘good’ to achieving an ‘outstanding’ on their placements.

Planning for Teaching and Learning

Planning for teaching and learning

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Throughout this chapter we introduce the key principles of effective planning. We stress that your planning should be sufficiently flexible to cater for children's emerging learning needs. In addition we argue that effective planning is dependent on accurate prior assessments of children's knowledge, skills and understanding. Your planning should help to evidence many professional standards for QTS. Without accurate assessment of children's learning you will find it difficult to differentiate your teaching to meet children's needs. Additionally you will find it difficult to demonstrate high expectations of your learners without accurate differentiation. Your planning will help to evidence your understanding of progression in children's learning, thus demonstrating accurate pedagogical subject knowledge. Your plans will ...

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