Evidence of fundamental English proficiencies in classroom practice

Evidence of fundamental English proficiencies in classroom practice

All AO applicants must provide evidence of their proficiency in fundamental English as part of their routine work as a class teacher. This evidence is required as part of the portfolio required for the Initial Assessment Visit.

Evidence of fundamental English proficiency to be included in the portfolio of evidence

 Fundamental proficiency being evidenced  Evidence required  Teachers’ Standards

Speaking, listening and communicating
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills and the ability to follow a line of thought.

For two or more lessons in which pupils were required to provide extended oral responses or contributions, provide lesson observation feedback that comments specifically on your responses to, and recap on, the extended oral responses from pupils.

 TS3.3

Speaking, listening and communicating
  • Use a range of questions appropriate to purpose and context.

Provide lesson observation feedback for one or more lessons that comments specifically on the suitability of the question type(s) used to elicit appropriate responses.  There should be clear references to closed questions, short-answer questions, and questions that elicit longer responses from students. It is not necessary for one lesson to contain all question types, and evidence may come from several lessons.

 TS2.4
 TS5.1

Speaking, listening and communicating
  • Communicate information and ideas clearly, adding appropriate detail.
  • Speak with Standard English grammar and clear pronunciation, using vocabulary relevant to the situation.

For two or more lessons in which you presented key aspects or examples of a topic, provide lesson observation feedback that comments specifically on the quality of your presentation, including your use of appropriate detail, anecdotes, and examples that engaged the pupils.

 TS1.1
 TS3.3
 TS7.3
 
Speaking, listening and communicating
  • Manage discussions effectively.
For two or more lessons that included significant class discussion, provide lesson observation feedback that comments specifically on how you managed the discussion to ensure that it remained focused and relevant.
 TS1.1
 TS3.3
 TS7.3
 
Writing
  • Demonstrate a range of sentence constructions and punctuation in written work.
  • Spell common and everyday words that a professional would be expected to know.
  • Use legible and clear writing appropriate to the situation and audience. 
 
Provide annotated examples of your feedback for students that includes identification of spelling and punctuation errors made by pupils and the support you gave for correcting these. The examples should include handwritten comments that provide formative feedback to enable students to make further progress.

 TS3.3
 TS6.4