Preparing for a successful Ofsted Deep Dive in PE

This course will help you better understand and get ready for an Ofsted Deep Dive under the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) that came into force in 2019.

It is suitable for primary, secondary and special school PE leaders.

Whilst it is geared towards getting you ready for inspection, by sharing pertinent materials and highlighting aspects of Ofsted’s published resources/ inspection handbooks that need to be understood, this course also shares the stories (including video interviews) from PE leaders who have experienced a PE deep dive and helps you consider your strengths and areas for development as a subject lead.

It will support you to ‘train hard and race easy’ in terms of preparing for your actual inspection but it will also help you consider ways to improve your curriculum offer irrespective of the prying eyes of Ofsted inspectors.

You can complete the 7 lessons in bite-sized chunks or all in one go with anytime anywhere access via our website. You will be able to see the ideas and contributions of other participants via discussion threads along the way. You will also be invited to join the next live 60 minute Zoom meeting that will bring together others who have recently completed the online materials to collaborate, reflect on learning and ask questions of the course instructor. Our intention is to run one of these each term. We will share the next available date and time with you once booked on the course.

Each lesson is fully asynchronous, meaning you can log on whenever you want to complete the content. On completion you will be awarded a certificate for your professional development records.


PE Scholar - Will Swaithes

Will Swaithes

Will has over 20 years’ experience in education with previous roles including Advanced Skills Teacher, Specialist Leader in Education, Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning and Head of PE and Achievement for the Youth Sport Trust. Will recently completed his Masters in Educational Leadership; continues to do considerable work for YST; contributes to the PGCE PE programmes at Loughborough University, University of Buckingham and Birmingham City University along with guest lectures for a number of other ITT providers; leads the Head of PE network for two Nottinghamshire Teaching School Alliances; and also does a variety of other consultancy work. Will has a strong track record of authoring/ delivering training and has also published an OCR GCSE PE textbook.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 33 Tasks
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate
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