This site does not favour the publication of short-term planning, preferring instead to focus on very detailed medium-term planning and allowing teachers the space to create their own short term lesson plans. You’ll find all the advice you need about medium-term planning in that section, along with some exemplar plans which outstanding teachers have written.

It is not just me that thinks we have all become too bureaucratic with requirements for ever more boxes to fill. One of OFSTED’s Chief Inspector’s Annual report   singled out  two of the five features holding back the quality of teaching

  1. Over-detailed and bureaucratic lesson plans
    – Excessive detail within these plans can cause teachers to lose sight of the central focus on pupils’learning
  2. An inflexible approach to planning lessons
    Some school policies insist that all lesson plans should always follow the same structure, no matter what is being taught. The key consideration should
    be the development of pupils’ learning rather than sticking rigidly to a format

When carrying out short-term planning, if it is required of you, there should be minimal slavish copying from the medium term plans. Instead there should be simple cross referencing enabling the short term lesson plans to focus on the issues of

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