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.

Outstanding Teaching

Outstanding teaching

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This chapter addresses the elements of an outstanding lesson. We focus on the importance of learner progress during lessons and strategies to support learners to reflect upon and articulate their own learning. We emphasise the importance of capturing the interest of learners and building a strong rapport with them. Additionally we explore strategies for monitoring learners' progress in lessons and stress the importance of teacher subject knowledge.

According to Ofsted outstanding trainees are able to demonstrate the following criteria in lessons. Outstanding trainees are able to:

  • teach lessons that are mostly good, and often show characteristics of outstanding lessons;
  • ensure that all learners make progress so that they fully achieve the challenging intended learning outcomes;
  • teach learners to be able to ...
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