Standard 4

Plan and teach well structured lessons

We have put together a series of resources, research documents, CPD and literature to support you as a teacher in meeting Standard four of the Department of Education's Teachers' Standards.


These cover:

  • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
  • ​promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity 
  • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
  • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
  • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s)

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