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Preparing for Ofsted in secondary computing - short course

CP444 Live remote training course

Get yourself and your teaching team inspection-ready with this short course, exploring how to prepare for an Ofsted 'Deep Dive' in computing.

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Teach secondary computing certificate
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  • Live remote training 7 May 16:00—7 May 2024
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  • Live remote training 24 June 15:30—24 June 2024
  • Live remote training 12 July 09:00—12 July 2024
  • Live remote training 18 April 16:00—18 April 2025
  • Live remote training 9 May 16:00—9 May 2025

Avoid unnecessary strain and workload in anticipation of an inspection, by joining this short CPD. You’ll find out what Ofsted are looking for and, just as importantly, what they don’t expect departments to produce – separating evidence from myth. You’ll develop a lean preparation plan, to become confident in the knowledge that your curriculum and its implementation are in a good place. You’ll also consider how to ensure that the teaching team develop strong pedagogy and practice, leading to visibly outstanding computing provision.

Who is it for?

This short course is aimed at secondary subject leaders in computing.

Topics covered

  • The inspection framework and deep dives – what to expect.
  • Curriculum intent, implementation, and impact – what inspectors are looking for.
  • Wider aspects of inspection, and the computing department – behaviour, pupil development and progress, and the questions asked by inspectors.
  • Computing Quality Framework – a toolkit for school-wide improvement of computing education.

How long is this course?

This course runs for 90 minutes, in one single session. 

How will you learn?

A single scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • consider the requirements for the Quality of Education focus in the Education Inspection Framework
  • understand what is expected of Computing during a ‘Deep Dive’
  • find to additional support and development opportunities

This course is part of Teach secondary computing

Teach secondary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will give you confidence to take your computing teaching to the next level and to apply those skills in the classroom.

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