Learning Reporters – a peer assessment strategy

In my last lesson observation – which was for a Year 12 lesson, a target that was set for improvement was to increase opportunities for peer assessment. After doing a quick sport of research, I have come up with this strategy in order to improve peer assessment opportunities in my lesson. This idea taken from a number of sources and involves appointing a student in your lesson as a ‘learning report’ they would have a record sheet [which is available from the link below] and make observations about progress and would be asked to summarise the lesson at the end. To help them do this, they would have the lesson objectives as well as a mark scheme of the course [which they already have in their student guidebooks – but always good to give them spares as a reminder].

My first thoughts on how to do this would be to create a rota so every student would have the opportunity to do this over a period of time as well as I would take time at the beginning of launching this strategy to explain and outline the expectations of this new feature in our lessons.

This is very much a blog post in development and would invite suggestions and ideas on how to implement this. This blog post will change over time when I implement this strategy and update on its impact on my classes.

Learning Reporter record sheet


Going to launch Learning Reporters with my Year 12 class tomorrow. Have created this PowerPoint presentation to outline the new strategy and way of working. Feel free to use.

Learning reporters


4 thoughts on “Learning Reporters – a peer assessment strategy

  1. Maybe pair students up in the ‘learning reporter’ role at first to enable some ‘moderation’ before they feedback. This may also help develop their confidence. It could also be useful to pair them in terms of ability (i.e. lower ability with higher ability) to support understanding. Just my thoughts! Love the idea. Would be keen to try it out and share findings.

    • Pairing in the initial stages of this strategy is a good shout. Peer assessment and collaboration boxes ticked! If you do try it – let me know how it goes. Thanks for your comments.

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  3. Wonderful idea, and along the similar theme of the learning walks we undergo from SLT! I like the idea of peer assess, moderate it with another partner and feedback to groups/class on the summary. Chance for group to agree or disagree with learning walker after they have given final report – end plenary?
    Ill add this to the todo list and feedback! Great post!

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