Lessons Learned Subject Development Evidence
Lessons Learned Subject Development Evidence provides deep dive style forms to gather evidence on how well a subject area is doing. The information is gathered from a range of activities (lesson visits, subject leader/teacher/pupil discussions, planning reviews, book scrutinies, etc).
Deep Dive Style Forms
Over the last 3 months we have spent a significant amount of time learning about the new approach schools are taking to quality assurance and how Ofsted have been conducting their “Deep Dives”.
Schools we work with have shared with us their quality assurance forms and questionnaires and we have had considerable feedback from them on the questions asked by Ofsted. Inevitably, bloggers, tweeters and others online have also shared their thoughts in this area and we have been following these updates with keen interest. After taking time to consider all this information, we have assimilated it into a range of deep dive style forms.
These forms are not definitive but they are:
- well structured and fit together into a ready to use tool kit;
- consistent and framed around the same review areas (QoE – Intent, QoE – Implementation, QoE – Impact, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership & Management) with the 31 key areas of focus (e.g. questioning, pupil expectation, etc);
- assessed against a common evaluation structure (exemplary, secure, requires further development);
- manageable in size and complexity.
The toolkit of forms includes:
- Lesson visit/learning walk/observation
- Work scrutiny
- Subject leader questionnaire
- Planning scrutiny
- Staff questionnaire
- Pupil questionnaire
The lesson visit, work scrutiny and planning scrutiny forms are supported by prompts for what exemplary, secure and requires further development might look like across the 31 key areas of focus. This provides the perfect scaffolding to help develop practice within the teaching body.
An example of our lesson visit form in use on the online system can be seen in the three screenshots to the right.