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Help!-ofsted cover lesson for year 7

Discussion in 'Music' started by yarrow, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. We have ofsted this week-joy! I need to set a year 7 cover lesson for an absent colleague. They have been working on a musical futures whole class performance piece and loved it. I do have access to a computer room if needed. Does anyone have any thoughts for a cover lesson that is relevant and engaging?
     
  2. We have ofsted this week-joy! I need to set a year 7 cover lesson for an absent colleague. They have been working on a musical futures whole class performance piece and loved it. I do have access to a computer room if needed. Does anyone have any thoughts for a cover lesson that is relevant and engaging?
     
  3. If I was you, I would stick to the Musical Futures lesson - just tweak it for this week. Refine and improve style work and get them 'doing music' as quickly as possible with limited teacher talk.
    We were 'Ofsted'ed the other week but music wasn't observed.
    Good luck!
     
  4. Hi-I'd love to carry on with the practical lesson but it's likely to be a non-specialist taking the lesson. I want it to be a positive experience for both students and cover teacher! Any ideas would be great. thank you.
     
  5. From memory when they came to us, Ofsted said that they didn't do observations on day to day supply but would check on long term supply in the same way as normal teachers but I can understand that you'd want to make sure that they're engaged - you don't want an inspector walking past a room of bored and unengaged pupils. If they've been doing performance work, could you get them to watch a video of a performance and analyse what the most successful parts are and then identify what needs improving - they could then write this up as a newspaper/magazine style review or if they've finished their performance they could do this for their own performance - listen to the recording if you have access to it. (Plenty of material on Youtube with performances that you could download and show them.)
     

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