Hello everyone. I have a simple mantra for September: Keep it simple. 1. We are there to educate, not entertain. Nor are we there to make parents love us - and that should not be our motivation. Nor are we there to prove we are better than the teacher next door. 2. There is ONE learning objective per lesson, with a common tasks/tasks for all. Clear modelling and instruction. Differentiation is by teacher support - not by 3 or 4-way differentiated tasks. 3. We are there for the children - and their progress. We do not mark books to impress parents at parents evening, or out-do colleagues at moderation sessions. We mark, sparingly, to move children forward. 4. We set high standards of work and behaviour. Simple expectations, with simple consequences. 5. Fear of OFSTED (and what we THINK they want) is not our motivation. In a one-hour lesson, a child needs to know more (knowledge and skills) than they did at the start. Use the hour wisely. Examine our motives. "Is this lesson designed to move these children forward, or massage my ego?"