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Planning

Discussion in 'Primary' started by punctuation, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. What experiences have colleagues had when all teachers are asked to present weekly literacy and numeracy plans to the head with a view to ensuring particular information is included? This is against NUT guidelines but heads seem to get around this in some schools. Surely this is a step too far?
     
  2. We must 'hand in' our planning every Monday. Can you elaborate on the 'particular' information?
     
  3. Thanks for reply. The head wants to look at staff weekly planning formats and 'suggest' a more standardised, formal method which would ensure the inclusion of 'learning outcomes', 'assessment for learning' etc, all the usual latest jargon. The feeling is that there is a hidden agenda here. Of course staff already plan with these things in mind, using a format which suits them. Medium terms plans have been seen as sufficient for inspection by head etc. Weekly plans should be for the use of the teacher only according to guidelines, although of course there is a case for them to be of use should a suppy teacher need them; which in our school is not often the case. We share one TA between four classes so only a small amount of planning is relevant to that role.
     
  4. We have to plan on a standard format for maths and English weekly. An electronic copy should be put on the school system. It is not a problem. NUT guidelines are just that, guidelines.
    Nobody has ever been hauled up for not doing the occasional plan. If there were problems with a teacher and there was never any planning left on the system then I could see that it could become an issue, but it never has.
    The whole staff were involved in reviewing the planning formats, trialling, updating and refining them. There were grumbles at first but a year on nobody seems to still have a problem as we were all involved in the changes.
     

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