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Can primary heads ask for medium term plans?
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papercrusher · 08/01/2018 11:11

Bit of an ongoing debate at work as a couple of people have said they don't think heads can ask to see medium term plans / for medium term plans to be done beyond a brief out line of the sort you might share on the school website.

Our school has gone a bit bonkers with med term plans, asking individual staff to re write the already there med term plan and hand in for every subject. I thought simply annotating a med term plan was acceptable or just doing your daily plan in a more detailed way?

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Doomhutch · 08/01/2018 20:08

Well, we have to do medium term plans, but they are fairly brief.

We copy/paste the parts of the national curriculum we'll be covering into one column, then write one sentence for each week to outline how we will cover it. (No one cares whether you actually teach that, though! We always teach the subjects we need to, but the week-by-week account doesn't have to stay the same - ideas change.)
We don't have to submit weekly plans, as I know some schools have to.

I'm not really clear what your head is asking you to do, but I don't see a reason why they can't ask for medium term plans? Surely they have to make sure their school is covering the NC. There are better and worse ways to do it, but really, they should be doing it.

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FitBitFanClub · 09/01/2018 20:05

Surely a Head can ask for whatever s/he thinks fit in their school?
Thankfully, ours is sensible, and doesn't expect unnecessary paperwork, but manageably brief MT Plans are put on the system each term, (amended each year if necessary) and a much briefer-still version sent out to parents.

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