A reception teacher takes on the pedagogical challenge Tyssen Community School rates Reception teacher Rachel Atkins as ‘good’. As part of our challenge we bring in top inspector Clare Gillies to assess one of Rachel’s Reception class sessions. The inspector’s feedback after Rachel’s morning session highlights some clear areas for improvement. Rachel also gets feedback and advice from Teachers TV online community who watch footage of the session, which has physical development as its learning goal.

She’s then off to our ‘clinic’ to get some one-to-one CPD from early years consultant Hilary Bell to work on pedagogy. Plus Rachel gets some tips from our presentation and communications expert Mo Shapiro. She then has just three weeks back in the classroom to put all their advice into action before inspector Clare Gillies returns to observe a second session and deliver her final verdict. Will Rachel make the grade? Does Rachel raise her game sufficiently to go from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’

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