The Phase 3 Curriculum research stated that inspectors have been collecting information about a school’s curriculum in a uniform way and this ensured that they were assessing the curriculum in a reliable way. No school left under fire more than others.
The visit included:
- Monitoring the quality of at least four subjects. These were not just English and Maths so be prepared.
- Discussions with subject leaders about the standards of their subjects.
So what do subject leaders need to do?
Triangulating evidence involves taking at least 3 independent approaches to reviewing the variable being studied, for example by using different sources of evidence. This can be a useful way of improving the quality of the conclusions drawn.
In assessing teaching and learning within your subject, you could carry out the following:
- Data Analysis
- Learning walk/Lesson observations
- Book/work scrutiny
- Pupil Voice
This is incredibly useful but make sure to get an even bigger picture, look at different groups of children. Also, when monitoring is completed, make a note of your next actions. These can be the next steps and how you use your time next time you have your subject leadership time.