If you have not already done so, please email John Manning to confirm your preferred year group for the lesson you'll be teaching.
Design a 30 minute lesson. The lesson will be for a whole class and a teaching assistant will be present. It can be on any area of the curriculum you choose, but must focus on developing speaking and listening skills.
You will not be able to use the interactive whiteboard for this lesson. There are three reasons for this:
The focus of the observation will be on your ability to engage with, and move forward the learning for, the children.
You should submit three copies of your lesson plan on arrival at the school. These must clearly state your name, choice of topic, and lesson objective. You'll also need to provide your own resources for the lesson.
Two observers will be present in the lesson. There will also be a teaching assistant on hand.
All candidates will be called for interview following the observation; however, please note the weighting of the selection process gives greater importance to the observation than to any other single element of the process.
All candidates will be given brief feedback by the observation team following the lesson. If you're unsuccessful in the outcome of the whole process, you'll be given the opportunity to obtain feedback on your overall performance.