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.

Assessment for Learning

Assessment for learning

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This chapter reflects upon the principles of assessment for learning. It emphasises the link between the assessment process and its impact on planning. We argue that assessment should be a positive process which celebrates individual achievement. Additionally we argue that children should be active participants in the assessment process and should be involved in recognising their achievements as well as their future learning needs. The chapter demystifies the Ofsted criteria relating to assessment and provides practical advice to support trainees in demonstrating outstanding practices in assessment.

Assessment for Learning

According to the Assessment Reform Group, assessment for learning is defined as:

The process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teacher to decide where the learners are ...

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