Teaching is the most important job that teachers do. Without outstanding teaching, we will not have outstanding learners. Having been a member of The Mead school since 2004, I have I have had many opportunities to develop and reflect on my own teaching. I have had opportunities to ‘unpick’ what makes my own, and others, practice effective. I know that well planned lessons that deepen the children’s thinking and understanding of concepts, engaging and relevant learning opportunities and targeted, focused assessments are what makes the biggest impact on children’s learning and I am able to work with other teachers to explore a range of teaching strategies to develop their practice and thus enhance the children’s learning.