Outstanding’ is the term Ofsted uses to describe the very best lessons. Teaching outstanding lessons is an aspiration all teachers share, not least because of the buzz they get from knowing that they have made a significant impact on their students. In highly successful lessons students are better motivated, engaged and interested. They make excellent progress and their attainment levels improve.
On this course you will learn how to teach ‘stunning lessons that will make an
impression on your pupils and knock the socks off your observers’. It will scotch some of the myths about what inspectors expect to see in a top-notch lesson, focusing instead on the reality. Topics will include:
• developing good relationships with pupils and seeking student feedback
• planning great lessons, including objectives, starters, activities and review
• six steps to pupil independence
• effective use of resources
• expanding your repertoire of teaching techniques
• communication skills
• how to motivate students; using plenaries, group work, thinking skills and behaviour management techniques
The course is aimed at the individual teacher who seeks to become outstanding, but could also be also suitable for the school leader who wants essential tips and tools for making Teaching and Learning outstanding in their school or college.

Course Infomation

  • Phase: All
  • Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017
  • Time: 9.30am - 3pm
  • Venue: The Downs School - Map

Trainer Information

Caroline Bentley-Davies The course will be led by Caroline Bentley-Davies.  Caroline is the author of the best- selling book ‘Outstanding Lessons Pocketbook’ based on the excellent practice she has seen on her travels. Caroline has worked in a local authority for five years with a focus on raising achievement, leadership and management.  She has also been an Ofsted Inspector and teaches demonstration lessons in a range of schools across the UK.  She is particularly noted for her dynamic teaching techniques.  She is passionate about coaching teachers in improving performance and attaining the “Outstanding” grade for teaching. She has run the Downland Alliance Summer Conference for NQTs for two years which was highly successful and received many very positive feedback comments.