In an age when there`s a tendency to clutch after ready-made gimmicks for every lesson, there`s something hugely invigorating about David Didau`s book. He reminds us that great English lessons are about relationships as well as content, but that they need to demonstrate our students' progress. He provides a range of ideas and approaches which can be customised to our own personalities and style to help us to teach lessons that aren`t just outstanding against some Ofsted tick list, but genuinely outstanding. Recommended. --Geoff Barton, Headteacher, King Edward VI School
I`d recommend this book heartily to every teacher (NOT just English teachers) and encourage them to try out the tips within. They work … I know … I`ve tried many myself to great effect! --David Doherty, Assistant Principal & Teacher of English, Cowes Enterprise College
From the Back Cover
The Perfect Ofsted English Lesson is designed to help bring out the best in all English departments during that all-important Ofsted visit. Packed full of ideas, strategies and simple yet effective innovations, this book is an essential part of the toolkit of every English department - and not just for the inspection either!
"The techniques and strategies that you will read in this book will help teachers of English reflect on what really matters when they teach the subject."
David Carter, Executive Principal, Cabot Learning Federation
"Provides a range of ideas and approaches that aren't just outstanding against some Ofsted ticklist, but genuinely outstanding."
Geoff Barton, Headteacher, King Edward VI School
"This book is an encouraging reminder that, with hard work, effort and
an understanding of the fundamental pedagogies of our classrooms, we too can achieve perfection in our lessons."
Lisa-Jane Ashes, (AST), Author and Creator of Reflections of a Learning Geek
"If you are a teacher - not just an English teacher - you need to read this book."
Dave Rees, Principal of Erne Integrated College
"There's a wealth of experience within these pages, but also love, joy,
and compassion from a classroom practitioner on whom we should
all model ourselves."
Kenny Pieper, English teacher in a Scottish Secondary School
"I'd recommend this book heartily to every teacher (NOT just English teachers) and encourage them to try out the tips within. They work ...
I know ... I've tried many myself to great effect!"
David Doherty, Assistant Principal & Teacher of English, Cowes Enterprise College
David Didau has been teaching since 2000, has lead a successful English faculty and has just taken up a new post as Director of English and Literacy. He blogs about learning at learningspy.co.uk and writes irregularly for the Guardian Teacher Network.