Should you order customised teacher planners?
If your school uses customised student planners, you might not have considered the benefits of a fully customised teacher planner.
Complement your student planners
You can build your teacher planners to complement and work with your student planners. There are dozens of ways to squeeze out additional value.
Build in school policies
With a fully customised teacher planner, you can add your school’s unique school policies. Rather than being confined to rigid, pre-printed school policy lists, you can add your own policies in any style you can think of.
Many schools include their marking codes and pages on fire safety. You could also include copies of pages from your student planners, such as the home-school agreement, anti-bullying policy, or any other policies that you think it would be useful for staff to have a copy of.
Save on the cost of producing staff handbooks by including them in your teacher planners. This has the additional benefit of ensuring that your staff always have this information to hand. You could include pages on pedagogy and best practice, professionalism, and professional development, or any educational systems your school subscribes to, such as Assessment for Learning. The Online Library of Page Ideas has dozens of designs that you can browse for free.
It’s also easy to include registration and assessment sheets in any quantity you choose.
Every school has a unique way of working; this extends into the structure of the school day. Rather than forcing your staff to work and record information about the school day in a format that isn’t relevant to your school, you can provide them with timetables and planning pages that fit around their school day.
Specific educational needs
Schools that have a particular focus on or a large intake of students with specific educational needs find it useful to include pages that outline specific learning difficulties. The Online Library of Page Ideas includes a series of these pages that are crammed with relevant information and tips to improve learning and understanding.
Pre-populate important dates
You can send in your important dates and events in any format, and The School Planner Company will do all of the design work to add them to your customised teacher planners. Keep everyone informed of the goings-on of the school and save your staff time and effort by including this information in their planners.
If you have pre-determined assembly themes for the entire year, consider adding this to your staff diary section.
Staff have ultimate responsibility for the children in their care. Because of this, it can be reassuring to know that your teacher planners include first aid pages that describe an overview of basic first aid procedures.
If your school intake includes students that have particular health risks – for example, severe asthma or epilepsy – you could include pages that describe specific symptoms to look out for, or outline emergency first aid procedures.
You may also want to include the names and contact details of your named first aiders and fire wardens.
Made to measure
As every page is fully customisable, you could include phone numbers or contact details for specific members of staff.