Secondary Subject Networks

Deep Dive Training

 Ofsted Deep Dive Training

The Technology Subject Network invited Amanda Davighi to speak about the new Ofsted framework and deep dive preparation to colleagues. The recording of this session, available by clicking the button above, is relevant to all curriculum leads and Heads of Department in terms of Ofsted preparation. The session was devised using feedback from schools who have recently been inspected and includes details pertinent to preparing for Ofsted as well as good practice in terms of department development and reviewing curriculum provision.

Subject Networks

Subject networks have been established to assist the development of subject teaching in Hounslow whilst supporting CPD of middle leaders.

The network aims to:

  • Develop professional relationships between colleagues from different schools which facilitates ongoing peer support
  • Support subject leads in keeping up-to-date with emerging policy and consider, with their subject colleagues, the implications for strategy and practice
  • Facilitate sharing and development of good practice related to subject teaching, learning and assessment
  • Provide a mechanism for efficient and effective consultation and information flow between subject leads and the wider HEP
Key Contact
Secondary Project Manager: Emma Pett 
e.pett@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

The success of Subject Networks is based on the commitment of all stakeholders. These stakeholders include Headteachers, Senior Leaders of Teaching and Learning, Subject Leads, Heads of Department, Curriculum Leads, Subject Network Leads, 14-19 Service Team, HEP and LBH.

Below are links to guidance and templates for use by Subject Network colleagues:

Ofsted and Curriculum Review April 2021

Ofsted has published the second in a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum.

Ofsted says - ‘This is only the start of our work in this area, though. As a force for improvement, we will be publishing a series of documents from April 2021, including:
Research reviews – these will collate currently available research evidence. We will consider what published research evidence tells us about a high-quality education in each subject
Subject reports – we will inform leaders, teachers and tutors, parents and policymakers about what we have learned about the state of the nation when it comes to the quality of school curriculum in a range of subjects
To carry out this work and lead on our curriculum thinking in schools, we have set up a curriculum unit. We have been recruiting subject leads for a range of subjects, starting with national curriculum subjects and religious education. These subject experts will be leading this work, along with our research team.’

For additional information click here.

Curriculum Research Reviews

Click each subject below to take you to the reviews which have been published so far:

HEP will upload links to each subject as further reports are published.

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

Contact us

The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.

Email: info@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

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