Standard 5

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

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

Resources

These cover:

  • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively
  • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these 
  • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development 
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them

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The guide to differentiation is a great starting point for resources supporting this Standard. For more useful resources on this Standard, take a look at our hand-selected resources below.

 

General principles and strategies 

  • CHOICE BOARDS

    A useful video on how to use choice boards to differentiate, with plenty of science specific examples.

  • examples of tiering

    A good video explaining tiering and plenty examples of tiered assignments and lesson plans.

  • GRAPHIC ORGANISERS

    These printable sheets can be used to differentiate the thinking skills and strategies employed. 

  • GUIDE TO differentiation

    Introduces some of the key principles of effective differentiated learning and provides a range of practical ideas.

  • science differentiation in action

    This resource pack includes worksheets, activities and ideas that teachers can use directly in the classroom.

  • THINKERS TOOLBOX

    Resources, ideas, scaffolds and teaching ideas to support students in developing their thinking skills.

  • word banks

    Word lists can be given out to students. New words in a lesson can be marked off on the list, ensuring the students understand their meanings.

Differentiating for SEND students 

Supporting EAL students 

  • 50 EAL STRATEGIES 

    Each strategy is explained and accompanied by an illustration to aid memory.

  • GOOD PRACTICE IN EAL

    What does Ofsted define as good practice in EAL teaching?

  • HOW DO YOU ASSESS EAL?

    QCA document providing advice on assessing progress and attainment in English as an Additional Language.

 Differentiating for high ability students