Book: Stretch and Challenge by Debbie Light @TeacherTweaks

Published by Bloomsbury


Bloomsbury CPD Library: Stretch and Challenge








Practical ideas





  • An accessible book full of ideas, tips and strategies to develop stretch and challenge.
  • Practical ideas to support development.
  • Offers opportunities to teach colleagues.

As part of an ongoing series, this publication provides a comprehensive package of developing Stretch and Challenge strategies inside any school. So, why is this so important? Surely every teacher attempts to stretch and challenge their pupils on a daily basis? Well yes, but stretch and challenge is an important area of planning teaching, and needs consideration to ensure each student is catered for. It’s suddenly more complex.

In this book, Debbie Light acknowledges that the hard part is creating an environment where each student feels like they can reach their full potential – no matter what their starting point is. Early on in Debbie’s book, “Stretch and Challenge” you are offered the keys to successful stretch and challenge, but then offered advice, questions and strategies through the first part of the book. Further on, in the second section, Debbie advises teachers how to create an inclusive learning environment where all children feel challenged by encouraging teacher questioning, designing tasks, grouping students and effectively using teaching assistants.

This is a great book to dip into to help teachers and schools form a positive strategy in developing stretch and challenge aimed at improving the outcomes of all students. The ‘Teaching Plans’ section is particularly useful for anyone who wants inspiration or guidance in developing practice, allowing for strategies to be developed in the classroom.


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