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The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive

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With a focus on the quality of your school curriculum this one-day course will look at how judgements will be informed through the evidence available in your school.

Guiding you through questions and lines of enquiry this workshop will help you feel prepared and ready to articulate your approach with clarity and confidence.

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework has placed a sharp focus on curriculum design and delivery at subject level and middle leaders are expected to play a bigger role during inspection.

An inspection visit now centres on ‘deep dives’ into particular subjects or areas (e.g. maths or EYFS) to evaluate the quality of education they provide.

An Ofsted deep dive is an in-depth examination of a subject by inspectors. It is part of the inspector’s requirement to monitor the quality of education and the curriculum.

According to Ofsted, the intent behind a deep dive is to “establish a coherent base on quality of education”. Multiple deep dives will give inspectors a connected sample of lessons with which to establish a clearer idea of the overall quality of education at the school.

Join us for this one-day Masterclass to ensure that to you are ready for Ofsted deep dives during your next inspection.

Key Learning Objectives 

  • To clarify Ofsted expectations and explore inspection methodology

  • To explore your approach to curriculum design and delivery, and examine what progress looks like in your subject/area

  • To help prepare for ‘intent’ conversations and deep dive lines of enquiry

  • To plan necessary actions that will enable you self-evaluate with accuracy and approach inspection with confidence


Matt Bromley is an education writer and advisor with over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a secondary school headteacher and principal, FE college vice principal, and MAT director. He is a public speaker, trainer, and school improvement lead, and a primary school governor. He remains a practising teacher, currently working in secondary, FE and HE settings. Matt writes for various newspapers and magazines, is the author of numerous best-selling books on education, and co-hosts the award-winning SecEd podcast. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and he delivers teacher-training.

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

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