Bayley advises a D&T NQT to be more dynamic and clear in class At Chiswick Community School in west London, newly qualified technology teacher Bruce has been given responsibility for planning and delivering a new vocational GCSE in manufacturing. John Bayley observes his Year 10 lesson and offers advice.

Bruce’s class management is excellent but the lesson is inadequately planned, and the pupils don’t seem to be learning much. Bayley is particularly struck by Bruce’s bland teaching style, which is surprising given his busy life outside school as a competition ballroom dancer.

Bayley encourages Bruce to put some of his performing skills into his technology teaching and to be clearer in structuring lessons and explaining key concepts.

Later in the week, Bruce teaches the same class again and there are distinct improvements. Bayley also asks Bruce to seek more help from his head of department.
DO NOT USE BRUCE’S NAME IN ANY PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL. SEE VIEWER LIAISON.

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