A secondary English teacher’s lesson receives pedagogical advice Sydney Russell School rates secondary English teacher David Pollicutt as ‘good’. As part of our challenge, we bring in top inspector Clare Gillies to assess one of David’s Year 8 lessons.
The inspector’s feedback after David’s lesson on characterisation in Great Expectations highlights some clear areas for improvement. He’s then off to the clinic to get some one-to-one CPD advice from our English advisor Sabrina Broadbent to work on pedagogy and some help from our voice and communications expert Ulrika Schulte-Baukloh. David then has just three weeks back in the classroom to put their advice into action before the inspector returns to observe a second lesson and deliver her final verdict. Will David make the grade? Will he raise his game sufficiently to go from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’?