Ofsted dispels common myths about what they are looking for in lessons
Rigid and extensively detailed lessons plans, quick lesson pace and fitting in as many activities as possible has often been thought to be what Ofsted inspectors wanted to to see in lessons.
Ofsted themselves have moved to quell this image of what a lesson should be. They say that having an overly rigid lesson planning template packed with activities can cause teachers to lose focus on children’s learning. Teachers should not always be looking to have as fast a lesson pace as possible as this can lead to neglecting the actual amount of learning taking place.
While a variety of tasks helps keep students engaged and focused, too many tasks can lead to unfinished work and ultimately rushed and poor learning.