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The Assessor Programme (TAP)

A strong community of Principals and Senior Teachers as qualified assessors will play a critical role in transforming schools over the next decade. The formation of this community is critical to realizing the vision of Adhyayan – “a good school for every student”. When supported by a community that embraces self-review based improvement, Adhyayan’s quality revolution will improve the quality of teaching and learning, and, leadership and management of schools across the country. It will enable schools to embed systemic school improvement and welcome transformative peer support.

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The community formation
School leaders demonstrating ‘good’ Leadership & Management in their own schools, are invited to join The Assessor Programme. These self-motivated school leaders embark on a process of continuous professional development by participating in a series of workshops and in School External Review & Evaluation teams. They sharpen their skills in collecting evidence and work alongside team members to come to secure judgements of school performance.

From intern to Lead Assessor

A continued cycle of review, reflection and target setting enables participants of this community to advance from Intern to Associate to Lead Assessor over a two-year period. Throughout this time, experienced assessors provide them customized guidance in evaluating evidence through learning walks, class observations, book looks and interviews. Becoming an Adhyayan Assessor-intern also enables the community to meet for bespoke workshops to listen to and learn from each others’ experience of school reviews. Leaders use appreciative inquiry, face challenging conversations and undertake the writing of recommendations for improvement, all critical to ensuring their mastery of the art of school reviews.

The benefit for the school network

As accredited Lead Assessors, the school leaders set up their own networks’ peer review teams with Adhyayan playing only a quality assurance role. To ensure the mandate remains the same over time, the skill of self-awareness is rigorously sharpened. To ensure that it never becomes hard-headed, we add to it the sweetness of compassion.  Accreditation is renewed every two years.

The Assessor as a Role Model

Process understanding is essential as is personal growth and the evidence of quality in the assessors own work. Self-review or “knowing yourself” must first be experienced by school leaders who can then support their peers to do the same. The peer assessment – the School External Review and Evaluation is then conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, equal value and an appreciation of the schools’ hard earned gains.