Adi Bloom

It’s about listening to your pupils’ viewpoints, stu-ped

To promote the best teaching possible, one school has developed a scheme to ensure learners’ voices are heard

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Reading through social-media posts, Stephanie Hill noticed something: while teachers had a lot of opinions about learning, few had thought to ask the pupils for theirs.

“As teachers, we don’t necessarily have all the answers,” the associate head at Passmores Academy, in Harlow, Essex, says. “What would happen if we started bringing the students into the conversation in a more meaningful way?”

If school leaders really want to make sure that they are offering the best teaching and learning possible, Ms Hill believes, they need to listen to what pupils have to say.

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