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Involving students in School Improvements Research

Pershore High School developed a scheme of Learning Ambassadors to provide structured feedback to teachers on their lessons. It led to a wider student research project on how teachers could improve student engagement and learning.

A week before the end of the summer term of 2013 and in a sweltering thirty degrees of heat, Pershore High School , an academy in South Worcestershire for approximately 1100 students, aged 12 to 18, underwent a scheduled Section 8 inspection. The outcome was positive (good with outstanding features), but the action points in the report gave further impetus to an existing desire to more fully involve students in their own learning. OFSTED’s key suggestions for improvement were:

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