A secondary English teacher takes pedagogical and CPD advice Kingsbury High School have rated secondary English teacher Louise Radford’s lessons as ‘good’. We bring in top School Inspector Clare Gillies to assess one of Louise’s Yr 9 lessons. The inspector’s feedback after her lesson on John Agard’s poem ‘Half-Caste’ highlights a need to sharpen up her lesson structure and achieve more balance between context and language skills as her main areas for improvement. Then she’s off to our clinic to get one-to-one advice from our communications coach Roger Terry on her presentation skills, and from Advanced Skills Teacher Emma Potts, about how to brush up her Assessment for Learning. Louise then has just three weeks back in the classroom to practice putting their advice into action, before the inspector returns to observe a second lesson and deliver the final verdict. Will Louise have made the grade? Will she have raised her game to go from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’?

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