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Format: Hardback
Size: 124mm x 174mm
Pages: 128 pages
Published: June 2012
ISBN 13: 9781781350522
ISBN 10: 1781350523
The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson
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Another from Jackie Beere’s ‘Perfect’ stable, this simple but effective little book is designed to help bring the best out of all English departments during that all-important Ofsted visit. It is written by David Didau, a highly effective and innovative head of English at a school where Independent Thinking is a trustee. He has been instrumental in overseeing an enviable rise in A* to C results over the last few years to 84% in 2011. Packed full of ideas, strategies and simple yet effective innovations, this book is an essential tool in the toolkit of every English department – and not just for the inspection either! With topics including assessment for learning, progress, the learning environment and planning outstanding lessons, this is the book for every English teacher’s desk drawer.

About the author, David Didau

David Didau is a freelance writer, speaker, trainer and author. He started his blog, The Learning Spy, in 2011, to express the constraints and irritations of ordinary teachers, detail the successes and failures of his classroom and synthesise his 15 years of teaching experienced through the lens of education research and cognitive psychology. Currently his blog is ranked as the second most influential education blog in the UK and has won a number of awards. Since then he has spoken at various national conferences and directly influenced... Read more >>

Publications by David Didau

The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson - What if everything you knew about education was wrong? - The Secret of Literacy - Making the Implicit, Explicit


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John T Morris BA(Hons),MEd,MPhil,CertEd, JTM Educational Consultants

With the increasing emphasis on improving literacy skills at all levels this book is an excellent guide for teachers and lecturers as to what Ofsted and Estyn inspection teams are looking for in terms of “outstanding”... Read more >>
Dave Rees Principal of Erne Integrated College

I have been in education for 26 years as a teacher, Head of Department, Senior Leader and Principal and have read many books regarding the practice of teaching. The very best of them offer practical advice on improving practice... Read more >>
David Carter, Executive Principal , Cabot Learning Federation

The debate about the perfect OFSTED lesson rages in schools up and down the country yet the need to rise above the formulaic and embed the quality learning experience for young people has never been greater. This welcome addition... Read more >>

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