Assessments are carried out by trained World Class Schools assessors, the majority of whom are WCSQM alumni students who have previously taken part in the accreditation process and then gone on to train as an assessor. All alumni students are welcome and encouraged to apply for the role of WCSQM assessor, which brings with it the opportunity to develop World Class skills and competencies, to network with other World Class students, and eligibility for the annual ‘WCSQM Individual Achievement Award’, as well as bespoke references from WCSQM.

To qualify as an assessor students must first train as a ‘shadow assessor’ at an accreditation assessment centre, usually taking place in October. After successfully completing the shadow assessor role students are awarded qualified assessor status at the annual awards ceremony in December and are then ready to take on the role of qualified assessor the following academic year.

The following videos created by our schools and students have been designed to give schools and students further information on the shadow assessor role – what is involved, the benefits of taking part and the commitment required to fulfil the role.

Shadow assessor overview: filmed by World Class Schools Quality Mark with St Albans Girls’ School

A guide to training to be a shadow assessor – by Elif, Titus and Tanya, Chair and Co-Chairs of the WCSQM Alumni Association

If you are a World Class alumni student interested in applying for assessor status please do get in touch – we are regularly recruiting for new shadow assessors as the number of our accrediting schools grows year on year.

For further information on how to apply for assessor training contact our assessment manager Bronwen Tumani:

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