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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by cornflake, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. cornflake

    cornflake Established commenter

    Hi everyone.
    So, with the first possible phonecall happening tomorrow, I wonder if anyone had any words of wisdom to share about how to handle this?

    I still can't get my head round how the deep dives will be chosen, especially in a primary school when not everything is necessarily going to be being taught. If a deep dive can be EYFS, could it also be year 2, for example..?? Can we successfully steer this towards something we want them to see, or should it be a concern, like the Key Lines of Enquiry were...
  2. install

    install Star commenter

    See SEF ...;)
  3. cornflake

    cornflake Established commenter

    LOL! True... which is all fine and dandy, and ready to go... but for some reason this phone-call marlaky has me in a panic and my anxiety is already through the roof!
  4. install

    install Star commenter

    It will not be a phonecall that lasts for 90 consecutive minutes. My understanding is that it can still be steered and agreed.
  5. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Occasional commenter

    Deep dives will chose 2 year groups per subject, e.g. "we will look at geography in y2 and y5 and music in F1 and y6".
  6. cornflake

    cornflake Established commenter

    HI. Can I ask how you know that? Is that from a pilot inspection, training or something you've read that I have missed?
  7. SJG

    SJG New commenter

    They phoned us on the Monday (9th Sept). Had a one and a quarter hour conversation with inspector. We agreed the 3 deep dives between us (we had to have reading as one and then could choose the other two.) The deep dive involved observations, book scrutiny, discussion with curriculum lead (before the observations), discussion with pupils and discussion with the staff who had been observed (although the curriculum lead was not allowed in this meeting.) The HT could be in all meetings and observations with the exception of the class teacher discussion. We also agreed who would be observed between us.
    welshwales likes this.
  8. cornflake

    cornflake Established commenter

    Thanks for this. How did you choose the other 2? Were you able to pick what was going well, or did it have to be a "key line of enquiry" type issue? What did you choose, and how did you decide who would be observed?

    Hope it went well!
  9. welshwales

    welshwales Occasional commenter

    That's massively helpful- thank you!
  10. cornflake

    cornflake Established commenter

    So: I can answer this question first hand now.
    We have 4 deep dives; and it's brutal.
    Make no mistake, the bar is higher than ever before.
    I know that does little to alleviate the anxiety anyone else might be feeling, but any kind of idea that this framework is going to be more holistic and not generate workload for staff is just absolutely wrong.
  11. welshwales

    welshwales Occasional commenter

    Oh Cornflake- that's so disappointing to hear. :Let us know when you can shed any more light on how those deep dives actually work..
  12. cornflake

    cornflake Established commenter

    Important to note we are a small primary school.
    EIF clearly designed with large secondary in mind.
    Forget transition arrangements...
  13. Alenamai

    Alenamai Occasional commenter

    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
    welshwales and Jesmond12 like this.

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