The future of writing moderation

Online writing tools that make it easy to run in-school moderation sessions and moderate with other schools.

Easily access web-based writing exemplars and build writing collections.

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Moderate writing online with Pobble
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Supported by an Innovate UK grant, throughout 2020 Pobble ran a ground-breaking pilot with North Yorkshire Education Services (NYES) to develop
and explore the efficacy of online moderation and significantly improve moderation solutions.

Read the report: The impact of Pobble online writing moderation

Discover how North Yorkshire Local Authority made a £28k saving last year by implementing online moderation. Request your PDF copy below.

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Pobble online moderation is already being used across whole local authorities!


Why take your writing moderation online?

Easily create writing collections

Select a collection of writing to create an online evidence bank for individual pupils. No more hauling books across town to moderation workshops!

Access a range of ready-made writing samples or develop your own in school.

"It takes the stress out of setting up and running a moderation meeting by allowing others easy access to pupil’s writing, and rubber stamping your own teaching assessments."

Caroline Lovis – Literacy Lead


Simplify collaboration

Invite colleagues to view and comment on your pupils' evidence bank at the click of a button.

Break down geographical barriers: teachers from anywhere in the world can meet online to share and discuss their writing collections at a time that suits them. Ideal for cross-school moderation!

"SERIOUSLY impressed with Pobble's collaborative writing moderation tool, everyone involved, no photocopying, no heavy folders - the FUTURE of moderation is HERE."

Tom Sale – Head of Year 6

Make confident final judgements

Structured, discussion facilitated through our platform improves staff confidence and offers increased training opportunities.

Collaboratively reviewing and commenting on writing collections improves the accuracy of assessment judgements before allowing you to mark a confident conclusion for each child.

"This is definitely the way forward to develop writing moderation meetings into a far more productive, engaging and purposeful use of teachers' time.”

Katie Maxwell – Year 5 Teacher


Created by an expert team


Laura Bailey

Laura is the primary assessment lead at Surrey County Council, an STA moderator and former head of primary teaching and learning and strategic assessment at Babcock. Babcock Education works in partnership with several Local Authorities to deliver statutory assessment services.


Alison Philipson

Alison was responsible for KS1 and KS2 writing moderation across Bradford Local Authority for several years. She is currently a moderator for the Local Authority and a Deputy Team Standardisation Leader for the STA. Alison’s internationally recognised writing exemplification materials for Years 1-6 are now available in Pobble's online moderation tool.


Simon Blower

Simon is a former North Yorkshire deputy head with 16 years of teaching experience and experience managing a 55+ team. Simon has created and shaped the product vision for the Pobble platform, starting from its origins in his own classroom.

Looking to use moderation with your school group?

Moderation works best when groups of schools come together.

If you’re a Local Authority, MAT or school group keen to explore using online moderation with your schools, book a short, informal chat with our co-founder Simon to discuss your needs.

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