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Curriculum Deep Dives (Secondary)

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Curriculum Deep Dives (Secondary)

Programme Overview
Secondary English/Literacy
Delivery Model Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • AED 1100 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
Deadline booking date

Wednesday 12th October 2022

Date of Training Thursday 24th November 2022
Time (UAE) 8:30am to 3:30pm
Venue Dubai – to be confirmed

Please note:  If COVID restrictions are introduced, this course will become an online training session.

Target audience

SECONDARY Senior and aspiring leaders in secondary schools.

Aims of the course

This course aims for senior leaders to have a greater in-depth knowledge of how their curriculum is taught and the process of the Deep Dive.

It aims to support leaders to carry out their own Deep Dives with their middle leaders and to develop robust professional dialogues to help and support the improvement of teaching and learning.

Intended outcomes

Practitioners will:

  • have a clear understanding of the relationship between intent, implementation and impact
  • have a clearer understanding of the importance of clear curriculum deliverable statements and plans
  • have a better understanding of their role in ensuring all the parts of the curriculum come together and how this relates to standards achieved
  • a greater appreciation of how to prepare for in-depth scrutiny of their own practice
  • a fuller understanding of the demands and process of effective evaluation
  • have more strategies at hand to manage staff effectively to attain the best outcomes

Caroline McKee

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Caroline Mckee has significant experience in education in a range of countries including the Middle East. She has led training in all of these countries and fully understands their contexts. She is an experienced lead inspector and has been involved in over 300 inspections in England. As a consultant, she has worked as a school improvement partner supporting schools to improve and helped an IB school in Dubai to be identified as the first IB school to gain an outstanding grade. Caroline has a deep interest in developing middle leaders as they are the engine room and key drivers for all schools. Crucial to the role are skills in self-evaluation, effective monitoring and ensuring that there is a key focus on developing the teaching skills of their staff. She is experienced in a grass roots approach to developing teaching and learning in schools, and her work is to empower the learner whether that be student, teacher, or leader. She is skilled in developing leaders’ abilities to get the best out of their staff using emotional intelligence, knowledge, patience, and good humour.

Programme details:


Day One
08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:45 Deep Dive Principles

Is the curriculum described by the school in key whole school documents delivered effectively?

  • the quality of the intended whole school curriculum
  • curriculum leaders’ in-depth understanding of intent into delivery through effective planning
  • the quality of the day to day implementation of curriculum plans
  • the evaluation of the impact of delivery
  • the quality of the evidence collected
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 The Process

  • Review of key curriculum documents, internal and external data
  • Conducting a discussion with the subject leader
  • Conducting joint lesson observations
  • Looking at students’ work and discussion with students
  • Discussions with staff
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Bringing the evidence together
15:30 Finish


About Incyte International Limited

Incyte International was formed 15 years ago to help and support schools. We have since built a significant reputation for providing high quality support to schools in the UK and overseas. We have over 100 accredited high-quality consultants providing a wide range of specialist support services enabling us to cover all aspects of school improvement for early years, primary, secondary, special schools and FE. This body of consultants includes former HMI, current inspectors in the UK and the Middle East, contract consultants with the DfE, headteachers and subject specialists.  We pride ourselves on providing support through a collegiate approach using high quality mentoring and coaching skills to ensure personnel in schools gather the skills needed to operate successful schools.

The directors have significant experience in organisational improvement worldwide and are well respected by key people in the field of lifelong learning.

Caroline McKee
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