Guidance for long and short term planning

Overview



What should be included in a teacher's long-term plan?

These headings (explained below) reflect those presented in the Curriculum Statement and the Teacher Guidelines for each subject in the Primary School Curriculum (DES, 1999), the School Plan and short-term plans (fortnightly/weekly programmes of work). Click to read more about the School Plan.

Click on the relevant links in the table below for further detail regarding these headings and to explore a number of illustrative vignettes/examples

 1. Aims - more detail and examples
 2. Content - more detail and examples
 3. Approaches and methodologies - more detail and examples
 4. Linkage and integration - more detail and examples
 5. Differentiation - more detail and examples
 6. Assessment - more detail and examples
 7. Resources - more detail and examples