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Pupil-led work scrutinies: guidance and example questions
Find out how to make sure your pupil-led work scrutinies are set up for success. Download our example questions to help staff embed pupil voice into the process.
Why conduct a pupil-led work scrutiny?
Getting pupils to lead a work scrutiny can:
- Affirm pupil voice
- Encourage them to feel part of the learning experience
- Motivate and empower them
- Show you how much they understand
Embed it into your whole-school approach
An effective scrutiny should:
- Reflect the school culture
- Be supported by teachers, and not portrayed as a threat to their practice
- Be rigorous enough to justify the time spent on it
Update your assessment policy and subject monitoring schedule
- Who will conduct the pupil-led scrutiny
- When it’ll take place, for example, in or out of lessons
- How your school will triangulate it with other subject monitoring and assessment processes in school
3 ways you could organise the scrutiny
1. Get older pupils to evaluate younger pupils’ books
2. Get pupils to focus on
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