The Subject ‘Deep Dive’: Your Role as a Subject Leader

The ‘deep dive’ in the inspection framework has caused a lot of anxiety and uncertainty – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our experiences of supporting secondary schools across the country have shown that there are some key things that subject leaders can do to ready themselves for inspection, leaving them increasingly confident in their team, educational standards in their subject – and how they support the senior leaders.

  • How to clearly communicate and maintain vision & values
  • Monitoring and conversations to build consistency
  • The deep dive methodology - what does it mean for subject leaders?

About this INSET

Secondary schools across the country are readying themselves for inspection under the new Ofsted framework – but what does it actually look like in practice?  Our experiences with a wide range of schools leave us well-placed to support subject leaders in preparing for a lead role in their next inspection; with all that entails.

This on-demand course shares several of our proven approaches for supporting subject leaders as they prepare for inspection.  We will explore:

  • Good communication to ensure consistency of language
  • Practical activities to support your team and maintain expectations
  • Collaborating as a team to ensure success for your subject
  • Understanding the deep dive and Intent, Implementation and Impact.



This course is appropriate for secondary schools.

  • Secondary School Senior Leaders
  • Secondary School Subject and Middle Leaders
  • All age ranges

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