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Create Lesson Plans

Learn how to create and publish a Lesson Plan

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Written by Hannah Chapple
Updated over a week ago

Stay organised and plan ahead by creating dynamic lesson plans on Satchel One.

Lesson plans are visible only to school staff and cannot be accessed by students, making this the perfect place to plan ahead and gather all of the materials you will need, without revealing any spoilers to your class!

To create a lesson plan, please click the green 'Create task' button at the top of your navigation panel; the orange 'Lesson plan' task type is at the bottom of the list.

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First, enter the title for the lesson plan. Remember that only you and your colleagues will be able to view lesson plans.


Select a subject for the task. This will help students locate their task on the school calendar. It’s also important for reporting purposes.

Class group

Select the class group you will be using this lesson plan with.

You can also set it to a class you are covering; simply click on Show other classes to see groups that are not linked to you.


If you use Satchel One’s Timetable app, you can select the lesson where you'll be utilising this lesson plan.

Describe the lesson plan

Fill out any details of your lesson plan to ensure you have all of the information you need when the time comes!


Add attachments to the lesson plan by dropping them on the upload area or click on Upload from my computer.

Alternatively, store files on your My Drive in Satchel One for easy access from any device, or choose any of the other available options.

If you use Google Apps or Office 365 at school, you can upload attachments directly from Google Drive or OneDrive in a single click.

Publish /

Save as draft /

Discard without saving

When you're finished, choose whether to publish, save as a draft, or discard without saving.

To access lesson plans you've already created at a later date, visit 'My Resources' and click the 'Lesson plans' tab! If you'd like to view draft lesson plans you haven't quite finished, simply use the 'Status' filter to isolate these.

💡Top tip:

Started a lesson plan but don't have time to finish? Save it as a draft to come back to it later. You'll find it in My Resources > Lesson plans > then adjust the 'Status' filter.

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