The 5 Minute Lesson Plan Series

Welcome to The 5 Minute Series, downloaded in over 150+ countries across the world!

The demands placed on teachers to plan, particularly to meet the needs of all students, or expectations placed upon teachers from management can create unnecessary bureaucracy. I’ve been using the original 5 Minute Lesson Plan since 2007, designed to support teachers to plan lessons and focus on what’s important. More importantly, to also reduce planning time!

50, 5-minute templates!


  1. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit (2011)
  2. The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit
  3. The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit
  4. The 5 Minute Lesson Evaluation by @IanMcDaid
  5. The 5 Minute Behaviour Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  6. The 5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  7. The 5 Minute Results Analysis by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  8. The 5 Minute Meeting Map Planner
  9. The 5 Minute Governor Agenda Plan by @ClerkToGovernor
  10. The 5 Minute Lesson Review by @TeacherToolkit and @Shaun_Allison
  11. The 5 Minute Ofsted Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  12. The 5 Minute Inspector Calls Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearning
  13. The 5 Minute TA Plan by @R1chWilliams with the updated version here.
  14. The 5 Minute Staff Well Being Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  15. The 5 Minute Tutor Group Plan by @TLIdeas
  16. The 5 Minute I’m Stuck Plan by @Abbie_Tucker
  17. The 5 Minute CPD Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  18. The 5 Minute AfL Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @PivotalPaul
  19. The 5 Minute Class Profile by @MissieMaths
  20. The 5 Minute Gifted and Talented Plan by @TedfordDanielle
  21. The 5 Minute Parental Engagement Plan by Paul Wright
  22. The 5 Minute Test Results Analysis by Daria Kohls
  23. The 5 Minute Coursework Review by @JoBaker9
  24. The 5 Minute Literacy and Numeracy by @EduKayte
  25. The 5 Minute Strategy Plan by @LeedsArtTeacher
  26. The 5 Minute Meeting Plan by @LeedsArtTeacher
  27. The 5 Minute Research Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  28. The 5 Minute Change Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @ssgill76
  29. The 5 Minute Behaviour Fix by @TeacherToolkit
  30. The 5 Minute Exam Review by @Laura_OLeary
  31. The 5 Minute WorkloadPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner 
  32. The 5Minute AchievementPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  33. The 5 Minute MainThingPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner
  34. The 5 Minute TeachMeetPlan by @TeacherToolkit (August 2015)
  35. The 5 Minute Staff Briefing Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner (August 2015)
  36. The 5 Minute ESOL Plan by @ChloeFibonacci and @TeacherToolkit (April 2018)
  37. The 5 Minute Lecture Plan by @Teachertoolkit (September 2018)
  38. The 5 Minute Seminar Plan by @Teachertoolkit (September 2018)
  39. The 5 Minute Keynote Plan by @TeacherToolkit (September 2019)
  40. The 7-Stage Feedback Plan by @TeacherToolkit (May 2020)
  41. The 5-Minute Reflection Plan (July 2020)
  42. The 5-Minute Podcast Plan (January 2021)
  43. The 5-Minute Lesson Plan 2021 (April 2021)
  44. The 5-Minute Research Inquiry Appraisal Plan (June 2021)
  45. The 5-Minute Cover Lesson Plan (July 2021)
  46. The 5-Minute Professional Development Plan (September 2021)
  47. The 5-Minute Memory Plan (August 2022)
  48. The 5-Minute Learning Support Plan (November 2022)
  49. The 5-Minute Event Plan (January 2023)

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38 thoughts on “The 5 Minute Lesson Plan Series

  1. Do you have pdf versions of the evaluation plan, behaviour plan, marking plan, Ofsted plan, afl plan, class profile, gifted and talented, parental engagement, results analysis and TA plan? I really want to use them, but they are not printing well from the links above. TIA, Nic

    1. Hi Nicola, Try clicking the images at the bottom or on the hyperlink that should take you to each post (depending on what it is). This should take you to an article, plus a PDF download.

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  3. I’m looking for a collaborative teaching plan to use with EAL or LS support staff – do you have any plans to add one?

  4. Is there scope for a #5minute assessment plan? I was thinking for KS4 to make sure that test are fit for purpose in all ways – could be for reassurance or to develop/review. I can see how the #5 minute marking plan could apply, but this may be useful as a stand alone. What do you think?

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