Teacher Planner Forward Planning
Forward planning can mean a number of things to different teachers, which is why we offer complete customisation in all of our planners. Our library of page ideas includes a number of ready-made templates to give you some inspiration; alternatively we can design you a bespoke forward planning solution that works best for you. As an idea of what you can do with forward planning, here are some template suggestions.
If you find that making too many notes on planning is detrimental to getting things sorted in your mind, it can be useful to have just one page with two columns: one for the class name or number, and a second column for an overall objective or theme for that class. It can be useful to have an overview of what you’re focusing on for a particular term that can be referred to when planning lessons later on.
Page Per Month
A summary of each month with a line or two to make notes of important events or notable dates can be another useful section to include in your planner to act as an at-a-glance reference for upcoming dates and events that you might need to remember (and prepare for).
Alternatively, if you prefer to just highlight dates, you can opt for a page that has the entire school year mapped out in calendar form, with key dates highlighted. You can also include a reference or key for these dates, depending on your requirements, and you can even add calendars for the next academic year for an even wider overview of upcoming dates.
Here’s where customised planners really come into their own, as we can work with you to create daily pages that are completely tailored to your requirements. Pages can be structured with columns and rows, or left more blank with just the date so you can use your own notation as a form of planning. Maybe you know you’ll have a specifically busy week that will require a bit more structure: in that case, you can request to have a certain period of time with a slightly different page design to support any extra planning you may need to be taking note of.
If you have other commitments outside of the classroom, for example, monitoring after-school or lunchtime activities, we can also include space to record these details.