Ofsted starts subject reviews with maths and languages

Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s deputy director for research and evaluation said the thematic subject reviews would be the inspectorate’s “biggest programme of new research”.

The plan for Ofsted to return to producing thematic subject reviews was first announced by chief inspector Amanda Spielman last year.

The deep dives are a key part of Ofsted’s new curriculum focussed school inspections which see its inspection teams focus on particular subjects at a school as part of the assessment it makes about a school’s quality of education