Ofsted inspectors use subject 'deep dives' to inspect your curriculum.
They'll use them to consider the 'intent, implementation and impact' of your curriculum as part of the 'quality of education' judgement.
See paragraph 215 to 217 of the School Inspection Handbook for more details.
Ofsted will always do a reading 'deep dive'
In primary schools Ofsted will:
- Always do a deep dive in:
- 1 or more foundation subjects
- Often do a deep dive in maths
See paragraph 216 of the School Inspection Handbook for more details.
How 'deep dives' work
Your senior leadership team, curriculum leads, subject leads, teachers and pupils.
How will inspectors do the 'deep dive'?
Conversations with teachers (download the questions in the section below) Looking at curriculum documentation Lesson observations/joint