Preparing for a Deep Dive in Primary English: What to Expect!
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.” –
National Curriculum 2014.
The most significant change is the new Quality of Education judgement. This judgement – which subsumes ‘teaching, learning and assessment’ and ‘outcomes’ – shifts the focus away from looking at a school’s data, lessons and books in isolation to seeing these aspects within the larger context of the school’s curriculum.
Inspectors will conduct a ‘deep dive’ to explore how effective the curriculum is in terms of its intent, implementation and impact. A range of conversations with school/subject leaders to establish the rationale behind the content of the curriculum will take place. They will observe lessons and conduct work scrutinies exploring how sequences of lessons are connected as well as how the curriculum is implemented. Questions such as these will seek to needle out this sense of connectedness.
This session, led by VNET Associate Emma Adcock, will unpack what an English Ofsted deep dive entails and how to utilise a similar internal process in your subject monitoring.
- To clarify the Ofsted expectations regarding English
- Give time to explore how progress in English is monitored in school
- To be prepared for a ‘deep dive’ line of enquiry in English
- Plan necessary actions that will enable you to self-evaluate accurately and approach inspection confidently.