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Citizenship Deep Dive and Subject Knowledge Bundle

Citizenship Deep Dive and Subject Knowledge Bundle

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Looking to explore the subject of Citizenship in-depth and build confidence about an upcoming Citizenship Deep Dive? Tailored for Citizenship subject leaders or those with responsibility for personal development, this bundle helps you to consider intent, implementation and impact questions across the breadth of Citizenship, allowing you to consider areas of strength and weakness so you can plan for improvement and (if you feel you need to) prepare for Ofsted.
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What's included in this bundle?

A bundle pack containing 8-page guidance of what an Ofsted deep dive entails and how you can utilise a similar internal process in your own subject monitoring. It contains four comprehensive templates:

1. Citizenship Deep Dive and Subject Evaluation Audit - over 100 deep dive questions about Citizenship to ask stakeholders, including senior leaders, subject leaders, teachers and pupils. As Citizenship subject leader or staff member with responsibility for personal development, you can utilise these to reflect on the current picture of Citizenship in your school and explore specific areas further when listening to staff and pupil voice. Many Citizenship leads find it useful to practise them with other leaders to build their own confidence in preparation for a Citizenship Ofsted deep dive or when Ofsted carry out 'shallow paddles'. 

2. Citizenship Subject Knowledge Question Bank - content-specific questions for Citizenship covering KS3 and KS4. They’re ideal if you’re wanting to explore the finer details of staff members' Citizenship subject knowledge.

3. Deep Dive Process Overview - use this to structure your internal deep dive or shallow dive in Citizenship, working through the process of identifying your perceived strengths and weaknesses, observation and questioning, and creating a plan of action. 

4. Deep Dive Evidence Exploration - a handy place to collate all your observation notes when conducting a deep dive, including observing Citizenship lessons or sessions, asking pupils about their learning in Citizenship and looking through any work or evidence.

Who will find this resource useful?

Citizenship subject leaders, especially those who are new Citizenship subject leads, and those with overall responsibility for pupil's personal development will find this pack extremely useful when monitoring teaching and learning, or if preparing for an Ofsted deep dive in Citizenship. Curriculum leaders, senior leaders or headteachers will also find the pack beneficial, whether they use it to conduct a deep dive themselves or support their Citizenship leader to prepare for an Ofsted inspection, especially when considering personal development in the curriculum. The Citizenship deep dive questions are particularly useful in reflecting on your setting's current practice.

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Knowing you may have to go through an inspection with a focus on Citizenship can cause feelings of stress, anxiety and worry, especially if you’re thinking about what questions Ofsted could ask about Citizenship and how you’ll answer. This pack supports that thinking process, especially if you work alongside other leaders to consider what makes great teaching and learning in Citizenship and how your school does or doesn’t do this. 

However, it’s not just about preparing for an Ofsted inspection or doing things because Ofsted might want to see them - it’s about understanding the picture of your subject and knowing its strengths and weaknesses so you can get amazing outcomes for all of your pupils. It’s also important to know that even if you conduct an internal deep dive and find there are gaps, you can use this to formulate your next steps in an action plan, which will help to ensure improvement for all.

Key questions answered:

  • What is a deep dive?
  • What is the purpose of Ofsted’s deep dives into areas of your curriculum?
  • What does an Ofsted deep dive look like?
  • Why might I want to conduct my own internal deep dive?
  • Who should I involve in an internal deep dive?

What else can help me?

Deep dive packs for all other national curriculum subjects are available from Honeyguide. Even better, if you buy two or more packs, you get 20% off each one - perfect for if you lead multiple subjects or want to get together with other subject leader colleagues to get more value.

Core Subjects:

Foundation Subjects:

Looking for every deep dive pack in one bundle?

If you're a head, senior leader, trust leader or hold responsibility for the full curriculum, our Deep Dive in Every Subject: Full Curriculum Set is the best value-for-money option to purchase all 16 packs.

If you lead the Early Years Foundation Stage, this EYFS Deep Dive pack can help you to explore your EYFS provision in-depth and build confidence for an upcoming Ofsted inspection or deep dive.