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1 From good … to … outstanding RGS CGeog Conference 1 st October 2010

2 Expectations Identify features of outstanding geography teaching and ways to get there Identify features of outstanding geography teaching and ways to get there Consider strategies for raising teacher quality Consider strategies for raising teacher quality

3 Outstanding teaching: fact or fiction? have natural flair and confidence at speaking have natural flair and confidence at speaking challenge and inspire pupils challenge and inspire pupils systematically and effectively check pupils’ understanding throughout lessons systematically and effectively check pupils’ understanding throughout lessons maintain excellent classroom discipline maintain excellent classroom discipline

4 Video observation Cannock Chase High School (Staffs.) Cannock Chase High School (Staffs.) mixed comprehensive mixed comprehensive Average attainment and socio- economics Average attainment and socio- economics Year 9 geography lesson Year 9 geography lesson Describing geographical patterns Describing geographical patterns

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6 Teaching quality in geography Draft supplementary material from Ofsted (for subject inspection only) Draft supplementary material from Ofsted (for subject inspection only) The GA Quality Mark 19/secondaryqualitymark/ The GA Quality Mark 19/secondaryqualitymark/ 19/secondaryqualitymark/ 19/secondaryqualitymark/

7 “Curriculum making” “the practical, creative act of interpreting a curriculum specification (such as a national curriculum ‘programme of study’), and using it as the framework for designing a coherent scheme of work.” “the practical, creative act of interpreting a curriculum specification (such as a national curriculum ‘programme of study’), and using it as the framework for designing a coherent scheme of work.” learners subject pedagogy

8 Raising teaching quality Developing understanding together Developing understanding together Seeing what ‘good’ looks like Seeing what ‘good’ looks like Looking beyond ‘the performance’ Looking beyond ‘the performance’ A culture of learning A culture of learning

9 “To inspire is not to amaze. To inspire is to awaken the spirit of amazement in children” Okri (2002)


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