Emma Seith

Inspectors ask students to judge their schools

Children judging lessons is ‘nonsense’ and risks undermining staff, union warns

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Pupils should be involved in evaluating the quality of the teaching that takes place in their school, inspectors have said.

School inspections this year will have an increased focus on how well schools engage with pupils – and their parents – after the criteria upon which schools are judged were updated.

The update came with the publication of Education Scotland’s latest version of its school self-evaluation tool, How Good is Our School? 4 (HGIOS 4). A forthcoming child-friendly version of the document, due to be published early next year, will set out how students can get involved in ...

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