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)

Print your evidence checklist


  • KS3 science syllabus

    AQA have mapped the Big Ideas in Science across KS3 to write this free syllabus.

  • Metacognition

    Practical tips, activities to try in the classroom to develop metacognitive approaches.


    A wealth of ideas and information to engage learners in practical science.


    Helpful hints and ideas from teachers and technicians for smooth-running, successful practical work.