Subject leader file: checklist of contents

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.

Last reviewed on 14 April 2023
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  1. Download our checklist
  2. Keeping a file is good practice

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.

KeyDoc: subject leader file checklist - primary DOC, 202.5 KB
KeyDoc: subject leader file checklist - secondary DOC, 201.0 KB

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, they can help you feel more prepared for subject "deep dives”.

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