A scheme of work is a long-term plan designed to ensure that students are taught all the skills and knowledge in the curriculum for that subject. Schemes of work are typically broken down into teachable units or modules.
Schemes can be highly valuable in two key ways:
- Schemes should reduce teacher planning and preparation time, and
- Ensure students are taught progressive lessons that cover the full curriculum.
However, not all schemes are made equal and the wrong scheme, or following a scheme totally rigidly can cause difficulties.
If you’re new to schemes of work or wonder how they can benefit you and your class, keep reading.