“A really helpful session covering all areas of the new Ofsted framework. The suggested questions are really useful”

Laura Creswick , Assistant Head , Teaching & Learning, Nailsea School

Is your Teaching & Learning Ofsted ready ?

This training will ‘unpack’ Ofsted’s standards for the Quality of Education judgement across the 3i’s: Intent, Implementation, and Impact. Crucially it will explore the deep dive process to fully understand how holistic and interconnected the inspection process now looks in schools and colleges.
Ofsted will be inspecting all schools by summer 2025 in order to assess how education is recovering from the pandemic. With potential new powers to intervene for schools who are found to be underperforming, there has never been a more crucial time to ensure that your school is Ofsted ready.

Ofsted’s Quality of Education Judgement

  • Do you know what Ofsted are looking at and for? Do you know how to satisfy lines of enquiry and how to predict questions and inspection themes?
  • Do you know what questions they may ask? And who they want to speak with?
  • Do you know what evidence if required to present within an inspection?
  • Are you aware of the current framework and the implications this has on teaching and leading within a school?

Under the current framework Ofsted are spending less time looking at exam results and test data, and more time considering how a academy, school, college or other education provider has achieved their results. But what does this actually mean in practice and what are the implications for your school, academy or college?

Ofsted deep dives are a key part of Ofsted’s Inspection Framework curriculum focus. An Ofsted inspection of any school, primary or secondary includes a number of ‘deep dives’ into particular subjects or areas (e.g. maths or EYFS) which Ofsted will choose and inform you of prior to the inspection.

This one-day Masterclass will guide your school leadership team ( Middle and Senior) though this concept, so that you can ensure your school is ready.
With a renewed 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.

Quality of Education INSET Learning Objectives:

  • To clarify the Ofsted Quality of Education expectations
  • Give time to exploring the progress within subjects and how this is monitored in school
  • To be prepared for a ‘deep dive’ line of enquiry
  • Plan necessary actions that will enable you self-evaluate with accuracy and approach inspection with confidence

This programme can be tailored to the needs of your middle / senior leadership team and delivered as a training session or as part of a school improvement programme. For more details on school improvement services see our ‘Preparing for Inspection’ section

INSET Outline:

The Ofsted Inspection Framework

  • Headline changes in the Ofsted framework
  • Unpacking the ‘Quality of Education’ standards
  • Intent, Implementation and Impact and Cultural Capital

Your Curriculum

  • Progression of knowledge and skills
  • Age and stage appropriate learning
  • School pedagogy
  • Sources of evidence

How Quality of Education judgements are made

  • What subject leaders need to know
  • Lesson Visits and work scrutiny
  • Use of assessment
  • Pupil Outcomes

Planning for deep dives in your school

  • Sample questions for subject leaders
  • Work scrutiny examples
  • Planning for accurate self evaluation


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“Thank you so very much for the fantastic INSET yesterday. It was without doubt the best INSET I have attended and absolutely met my hopes of providing a ‘health check’ and ideas to energise, the buzz this has already stimulated has been great”.

Hilary Barry, Director of Studies, Highfield School


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