Ofsted’s 3 I’s: how Doodle can help you answer Ofsted’s questions

As a group of former teachers, we understand the worry, stress and increased workloads that Ofsted visits can bring.

Luckily, there’s good news: Doodle is designed to meet all of their requirements! With this in mind, we’ve addressed the 3 I’s of evidencing Doodle’s effectiveness and have come up with ways to answer their common questions. Why not take a look?


Intent looks at your plan for what you hope to achieve.

We recommend that students complete a baseline assessment at the beginning of each school term. 

Doing this gives staff an in-depth understanding of each child’s starting level and provides a wealth of information that can be reflected back on and shared termly or yearly. 

As Doodle is created by a group of former teachers and is fully aligned to the national curriculum, you can be sure that all of its content is helping to boost students’ confidence and ensure progression through the curriculum.


Implementation looks at how you intend to deliver your plan.

Doodle encourages a ‘little and often’ approach, making it easy for children to build it into their daily routine. 

This can be encouraged during the school day by providing the opportunity for children to access Doodle, or through setting it as homework and using Analyse > Effort to easily see who has used the programme. 

Doodling during the school holidays is even proven to prevent learning loss!


Impact looks at how successful your plan was.

Each child’s learning gaps are identified by completing a baseline assessment. Doodle’s clever algorithm, Proxima™, then creates each child a personalised work programme tailored to their strengths and weaknesses, ensuring they’re sufficiently challenged in their learning. 

All of the data gathered in the baseline assessment, along with progress data collected from using Doodle after this, is provided in Analyse > Understanding. You can view their starting point and compare this against their current level of understanding at any point.

How can Doodle help with answering Ofsted’s common questions? 

Here at Doodle, we’ve looked into the questions that are often asked by Ofsted to middle leaders. Below are some examples of the questions asked and how teachers can use Doodle to evidence them. 

Q. How have you factored in the impact of the pandemic into your curriculum sequencing, taking into account:

  • Gaps in pupils’ knowledge
  • Learning delays
  • Wider starting points

Answer: Doodle’s adaptive algorithm ensures that learning is personalised to each child. It automatically identifies and closes their gaps, and these gaps can be viewed on on the Teacher Dashboard by visiting Analyse > Understanding, helping to inform teaching.

Doodle can be used offline in school or at home, and is therefore very accessible. 

Baseline assessments provide an understanding of each child’s starting point, and these can be assigned termly.

Doodle encourages a ‘little and often’ approach, supporting children with building a healthy learning habit into their daily routine. DoodleCoaching, Doodle’s maths coaching programme, can also be used to boost confidence, focus, contribution and reflection.

Q. How do you monitor curriculum coverage? 

Answer: Doodle follows the national curriculum, and all of our content is created by former teachers. 

Teachers can quickly view the progress of children across year groups and classes, and data can instantly be exported for pupil progress meetings and parents’ evenings.

Q. Do teachers use assessment to adapt their teaching?

Answer: Teachers can use Doodle to find the gaps in each child’s learning (by using the Teacher Dashboard and visiting Analyse > Understanding) and plan according to the needs of their pupils. 

Teachers can also assign extra work in areas covered in class to consolidate the learning of specific topics as and when needed.

Q. How do you make sure that your curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to revise and repeat previously learned material?

Answer: Doodle regularly revisits previously taught concepts to ensure that learning is embedded. This also gives pupils the opportunity to practise their skills and ensure they’re confident within an objective.

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