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Sketchnote – Crossgates Primary School – increasing children’s participation - October 2019

What is this?

This sketchnote provides a visual description of highly effective practice and approaches identified in the inspection of Crossgates Primary School in Fife.

Who is this for?

​Leaders and practitioners across all learning settings.

​At Crossgates Primary School, children’s participation in learning has been increased in a number of ways. Sketchnotes provide a visual description of practice and approaches identified by HM Inspectors during scrutiny activities as worth sharing more widely.

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Questions for discussion

  • Reflecting on your own setting, consider the following:-
  • To what extent do we have a shared understanding of what learner participation involves?
  • How well do we embed participation in each of the 4 arenas of learning including: learning, teaching and assessment; personal achievement; decision making groups and wider community?
  • Do we recognise the impact and benefits that embedding learner participation in our setting can bring – in areas such as learning and teaching, attainment, relationships and culture and ethos?
  • How ready are we to develop fully and embed learner participation in our setting?
  • How will we ensure this is making a difference for children’s learning and achievement?


PDF file: Crossgates Primary School Sketchnote (1.3 MB)

PDF file: Crossgates Primary School blog (1.1 MB)