Blank lesson plan – Very simple template for secondary

What's included?

Editable Word doc

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11

This straightforward yet highly effective blank lesson plan template will make your daily teaching tasks a little easier.

This template is not intended for formal presentations or detailed submissions. Rather, it’s a practical tool for organising your thoughts and ensuring that you’re fully prepared for each class.

Editable blank lesson plan

The editable blank lesson plan includes sections for basic information, starting with your name, the class you’ll be teaching, and any support staff who will be assisting you.

One of the most critical sections is the aim of the lesson. Here, you can jot down what you hope to achieve by the end of the session. This could range from introducing a new concept to reinforcing a previously taught skill.

Following the aim are the objectives. This breaks down what specific skills or knowledge the students should acquire during the lesson. This section helps in creating a focused and outcome-driven teaching environment.

The next section of this blank lesson plan helps you to structure the lesson into manageable segments. You can allocate specific time frames to each part of your lesson, ensuring a smooth flow and maintaining student engagement.

Differentiation is another vital component of the template. Here, you can plan varied approaches to cater to the diverse learning needs of your students, ensuring that each one of them can benefit from the lesson.

The interaction section of this blank lesson plan helps you plan how students will engage with each other and with you during the lesson. This could involve group work, class discussions or individual presentations.

Remember, this blank lesson plan is a flexible tool, meant to be adapted to your personal teaching style and the unique needs of your students. It’s here to help you capture your ideas and structure them in a way that makes your teaching more effective and enjoyable.

J Tomlinson is a head of department and geography specialist. You can follow him on Twitter at @MrTomlinsonGeog. Find his resources on his TES page jtomlinson2013. Browse more lesson plan templates.

Blank lesson plan – Very simple template for secondary

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