Last reviewed on 11 March 2021
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Find out how to effectively moderate teacher assessments. Develop robust processes to make sure your teachers are making accurate judgements of pupils' progress.

We’d like to thank our associate assessment experts, Carolyn Unsted and David New, for their help with this article. Find out more about them at the bottom of this page.

Set up a moderation panel to establish your general approach

When moderating more generally, it’s a good idea to set up a panel made up of middle leaders to:

  • Ensure teachers’ approach to awarding marks is consistent 
  • Be responsible for establishing effective assessment and moderation processes and then sharing these across the school 

Who should be on it 

Make sure there's a mixture of middle leaders from a range of subjects and year groups on the panel - this will help ensure that each subject is:

  • Moderated consistently 
  • Assessed in a way that’s fit for purpose   

If some of your colleagues were moderators for exam boards in the past, draw on their experience. Remind them that