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- Publisher: Independent Thinking Press
- Format: Hardback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 170mm x 20mm | 260g
- Publication date: 16 April 2013
- Publication City/Country: Carmarthen
- ISBN 10: 1781350884
- ISBN 13: 9781781350881
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Sales rank: 218,025
A revised and updated version of Jackie Beere's best-selling The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson ISBN 9781845904609 How to make that whole school inspection practically perfect in every way. What is it that makes a 'good' school an 'outstanding' one? What are the inspectors looking for? What is it that the outstanding schools do that catches the Ofsted inspector's eye? To answer these questions, Jackie has combined her extensive experience in education with research done in schools recently awarded that 'outstanding' gold star. This book shares her findings in a practical, down-to-earth way that is as much about worldclass quality in teaching and learning as it is about surviving an inspection. With it, you can be confident of revealing your school in the best possible light and, who knows, you may even enjoy the process.
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Jackie Beere, Head teacher at Campion School, Northants until 2006, is now a consultant, trainer and School Improvement Partner. She spent three years as an Advanced Skills Teacher leading and implementing innovative Teaching and Learning initiatives including KS3 and 4 Learning to Learn and Thinking Skills programmes. She was awarded the OBE in November 2002 for services to education, having trained many teachers and school leaders in the latest theory and practice of learning to learn and emotional intelligence. She introduced Learning to Learn through Opening Minds, a competency-based curriculum at her school in 2006, after a two year pilot project proved very successful. Jackie is also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and an Associate Tutor at Leicester University, where she created an MBA module in 'The Effective Management of Teaching and Learning'. She has written several books including 'Creating the Learning School', with associates from Leicester University, and has contributed several articles in leading educational publications such as Headship Matters and The Journal for the College of Teachers. She is a School Improvement Partner, working in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire and an Assessor for Advanced Skills Teachers/Excellent Teachers. Recent consultancy includes working for the National College for School Leadership on a project to redesign Headship and facilitating the development of an 11-19 federation in Leicestershire. Jackie also works for the Campaign for Learning on their Advisory Board and as an Associate Director of Learning to Learn, embedding best practice throughout the UK. She is also an Independent Thinking Associate
Wow. What a book! Normally, I put educational reading at the bottom of my to-do list but this held my attention from the front through to the back. I loved the way it was set out in steps, with very useful strategies at each step. The strategies are varied and do work. It has quality educational research behind it but is written in a very accessible style. It is a must for every teacher.The title is such a winner and the content really does deliver what it says on the cover.Glen Alexander, Deputy Head Teacher, Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College I found this book to be a super read with practical advice and strategies which all teachers, regardless of where they are in their career, can use in their next lesson. Jackie demystifies what makes that elusive outstanding lessonfor Ofsted into a really positive experience for both students and teachers.We will certainly be using it as a resource to further develop learning and teaching in our school.Ranjit Samra, Head of Southam College A concise practical approach to delivering the perfect Ofsted lesson - the book builds upon the key characteristics of an outstanding lesson, giving practical ideas of how it can be achieved and, more importantly, how this can be demonstrated in a short time to Ofsted inspectors. The format is clear and accessible and gives useful points for debate and discussion amongst teachers. This book is for all teachers whether new to teaching or an experienced practitioner - it acts as an aide memoire for all to reflect on their practice.Julie Summerfield, Head Teacher of Horndean School The Perfect Ofsted Lesson picks up all the key Ofsted related points as regards an outstanding lesson. Jackie emphasises right from the off the most important point - it's about the learning! All the other key points are then covered very systematically - the engagement of students, high expectations, higher order questioning, use of assessments
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The Perfect Ofsted Lesson is designed to help teachers deliver great learning in the classroom, every lesson, every day, whether they are being observed or not. "Wow. What a book! Normally I put educational reading at the bottom of my to-do list but this held my attention from the front through to the back. ... the content really does deliver what it says on the cover." Glen Alexander, Deputy Headteacher, Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College "A concise, practical approach to delivering the perfect Ofsted lesson." Julie Summerfield, Headteacher of Horndean School "The Perfect Ofsted Lesson picks up all the key Ofsted related points needed to deliver an outstanding lesson." Gulshan Kayembe, Education Consultant and Section 5 Lead School Inspector "Jackie demystifies what makes that elusive outstanding lesson for Ofsted into a really positive experience for both students and teachers." Ranjit Samra, Head of Southam College Jackie Beere is a consultant trainer and School Improvement Partner, having been Headteacher at Campion School, Northants. She spent three years as an Advanced Skills Teacher leading and implementing innovative Teaching and Learning initiatives including KS3 and 4 Learning to Learn and Thinking Skills programmes. In November 2002 Jackie was awarded an OBE for her services to education.