Just had my 1st formal, external officer, observation. The context was one of school improvement where all teaching staff were being observed to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching of reading across the school. Guided reading, English and phonics were the focus lessons.
Planning and preparation were the expected bedfellows of success as was a relaxed delivery. When asked by the assistant head, “How did it go then?”
I replied, “Well I enjoyed it.” This spoke volumes because as it turns out so did the children. I was pleased and surprised to be told that I had delivered an outstanding lesson (phonics). The surprise stemmed from the fact that I did not really do anything different to what I had done before in a phonics session.
Punchy, pacey, up beat and loud. Good subject knowledge which was used to quickly correct errors in a lighthearted manner. – “Ream!” (Essex, J., 2013)