The benefits of EQR

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EQR is a non profit making scheme which currently charges its members £3,200 per year to maintain membership. In return colleges receive the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to enter into a professional collaborative relationship with some of the best sixth form and general further education colleges in the south of England.
  • The opportunity to share good practice at departmental and whole college level.
  • Access to specially selected and well trained colleagues in an extensive range of curriculum and cross college areas who are willing to share their experience and expertise freely. 
  • The services of a scheme manager who arranges reviews and ensures the smooth running of the scheme
  • Access to experienced and well qualified external advisers who support each review and oversee the production of the written report.
  • Access to a regular programme of high quality training in classroom observation, giving feedback and data analysis.
  • Access to the members’ area of the EQR website.

What our members say - some comments taken from 2016-17 evaluation forms



  • 'All staff and students who were involved in the review commented on the positivity and enthusiasm of both reviewers.  Their manner was universally praised and they embodied the peer review ethos of EQR at all times – never drifting in to inspectoral mode.  They conducted focus groups skilfully, drawing out interesting information from participants while also testing hypotheses they had formed from prior work.'
  • 'The meetings with staff were critical in working through some of the challenges of the area, and also allowed teachers to put forward where they are on their own journey in making improvements. The additional benefit of this meeting was that teachers felt appreciated and listened to and included in the overall process.'
  • 'I would like to commend the reviewer for his professionalism and experience in delivering an objective and balanced review but which was conducted in a positive manner throughout - from his interactions with staff through to the feedback at the end. This review was everything that we feel EQR should be.  A true exchange of ideas and approaches between subject specialists and a great example of peer review.'



  • 'I really enjoyed the whole experience and would love to do cross college reviews again in the future! It was a privilege and also really interesting to get such an insight into the workings of another college.'
  • 'I am really pleased I completed the training to take part in the scheme and I hope I get the opportunity to get involved in further reviews including whole college reviews, using my strategic knowledge and understanding of college processes and practices. Thank you for the experience.'