My friend phoned me tonight in floods of tears which is horrible. Basically she is working in a school in special measures which is in real trouble. Things aren't looking good. From what she has said it seems to be coming down to teaching and learning and they are getting it in the neck from everyone: head, deputy, Ofsted, advisors, LA etc. She is getting observed next week by head and some LA person in literacy and she will be starting instructions. She teaches a low ability year 1 class. She needs to show a series of progressive lesson planning for instructions as well as teach a an observed lesson on Tuesday. She has lost all her confidence and she has no idea where to even start now. Does anyone have any inspiring instruction lesson ideas that would also show good progress. I have explained how I would sequence the 2 week block but I am lacking inspiration as I'm not very well at the moment and not really able to help her as much as I'd like. Thanks for any help. I am really worried about her.