Student Coaches/Adjudicators

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Student Coaches/Adjudicators 2020-02-04T02:12:14+00:00

Student Coaches/Adjudicators

After a successful 2019 trial, we will be expanding the eligibility for students to coach and adjudicate teams in Junior Open. Students may either be:

  • The designated coach and adjudicator for a team (they will receive all correspondence to do with the coaching of a team and fulfil the adjudication requirement for that team)
  • The designated adjudicator for a team but not the coach (i.e. they will fulfil the adjudicator requirement for that team but the correspondence will be sent to a coach)
  • The designated coach for a team but not the adjudicator (they will receive all correspondence to do with the coaching of a team but a teacher will fulfil the adjudication requirement for that team)

Schools may nominate a student to become a coach and approved coach/adjudicator for 1 or 2 Junior Open teams provided the student satisfies the following criteria:

  • Year 12 or Year 13
  • Either
    • Has completed (in 2019 or earlier) at least 1 year of debating in Premier Advanced, Premier Junior or Advanced Open participating in a minimum of 3 debates
    • Was an active member of the Development Squad or Acceleration programme in 2019

All nominated student adjudicators will be expected to attend an adjudication seminar.