Last reviewed on 3 January 2018
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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How do I improve teaching from 'good' to 'outstanding'? Three of our associate experts suggest how to make a primary lesson 'outstanding'. We also link to examples of inspection reports from schools which have moved from 'good' to 'outstanding' in Ofsted's judgements on their teaching.

Making a lesson ‘outstanding’

We asked three of our associate education experts, David Driscoll, Nina Siddall-Ward and Sarah Gallagher, what makes an ‘outstanding’ primary lesson. We relay their advice below.

Structure of an ‘outstanding’ lesson

David suggested that a primary lesson could have the following structure:

Nina advised that there is increasing flexibility in the way lessons are being taught. Sarah agreed, and added that it is important to capture