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NQT Special: Best laid (lesson) plans

The first thing many NQTs tackle at the end of their year is a review of their schemes of work and lesson plans in readiness for September. Matt Bromley offers some expert advice.

Congratulations, you’ve survived – no, you have thrived – during your NQT year and can now look forward to a well-deserved break over the summer. 

And make no mistake – the summer should be a time of rest and relaxation. You must not feel guilty about time spent sunbathing or swimming in the sea: you will need to be refreshed and raring to go in September.

But, as well as lazing by the pool, the six-week holidays are an ideal opportunity to reflect on the past year, to cast a self-critical eye over your schemes of work and lesson plans – noting what went well and what could have gone better. Here are some tips to consider when revising your lesson planning:

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