James Evelyn Revisited

Schools inspector Clare Gillies revisits a primary maths teacher We revisit primary teacher James Evelyn to find out how well his teaching is progressing and to see if he can deliver an outstanding maths lesson this time around

In February 2009 we challenged primary teacher James Evelyn, who was then in his third year of teaching, to go from being ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ in his maths teaching. Top inspector Clare Gillies observed him teaching and suggested areas for improvement. He then received bespoke CPD support in his subject area and some communications coaching, plus a few weeks to put all this advice into practice before Clare returned to see if he had made it. Her verdict then was that James was ‘good’ but not quite ‘outstanding’. Now, with nearly 4 years of teaching under his belt, the Inspector is back to see him in action. How will Clare rate his teaching now?

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