Last reviewed on 2 February 2022
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Subject leader files can help you feel prepared for 'deep dives' in Ofsted inspections. Download our checklist to create effective files for primary and secondary subjects.

Download our checklist

All subject leaders in your school should use the same template for their files, so that subject leader files are consistent across the school.

Keeping a file is good practice

Subject leader files aren't a statutory requirement, and there's no set list of what should be included. However, changes to Ofsted inspections in 2019 mean subject “deep dives” are now part of inspections, and subject leaders should be prepared for this.