Lesson planning template – Editable and comprehensive

What's included?

Word doc lesson plan template

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4


Years 1-11

This comprehensive lesson planning template is suitable for PGCE students and early career teachers. It’s also great if you’re a seasoned teacher undergoing an observation.

This lesson planning template has space for you to input the following information:

  • Subject
  • Class/year
  • Date
  • Contextual information on the class (eg class size, SEN, EAL)
  • Topic/focus of the lesson
  • National curriculum/syllabus references
  • Lesson’s place in the sequence
  • Literacy/numeracy focus (eg key vocabulary, reading skills needed, support in writing)
  • Teaching and learning activities (including differentiation)
  • Pupils’ learning
  • Homework
  • Resources
  • TA’s role
  • Assessment for learning
  • Targets from previous observations
  • Your lesson evaluation

Lesson planning template

One of the standout features of this template is its versatility. It accommodates the needs of diverse educators, ensuring that it will come in useful whether you’re a novice or seasoned professional.

The template’s user-friendly structure allows you to input essential information, transforming the planning process into a streamlined and efficient task.

Within its well-defined sections, you can outline crucial details that contribute to a well-rounded lesson plan. From the fundamental aspects such as subject, class/year and date, to more nuanced elements like contextual information about the class, literacy/numeracy focus, and the lesson’s place in the curriculum sequence, this template leaves no stone unturned.

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Lesson planning template
Lesson planning template – Editable and comprehensive

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