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Feedback & Marking

Teaching & Learning

Our feedback and marking policy is based on the principles that:

  • children have the right to have their work acknowledged, to be given feedback on their achievements and to be given advice for their future learning
  • feedback informs all participants in the learning process of the progress made and feeds into the next cycle of planning for teaching and learning
  • regular marking keeps the teacher in tune with the individual needs and abilities within the class and helps to raise standards.

Who is involved:

Leadership Team / ARP Team - monitoring, evaluation and inset
Class Teachers:  giving a range of feedback in a variety of forms and used to model good practice
Pupils:  self-assessment and marking, peer assessment and improving their own work through AfL
All Learning Support Staff who work with a group
All other adults are required to acknowledge the work they have done with the children and initial this.


The Feedback and Marking process includes aspects as follows: 

  • marking should be related directly to the learning objective / success criteria
  • the Feedback and Marking Policy guidelines are kept in each classroom for children and adults to use
  • the use of green highlighter to promote positive aspects and pink highlighter to draw attention to errors or areas for development within a piece of work (Green for Greatness, Pink to Think)
  • children should be given time to check their work against the success criteria at the end of the lesson
  • work marked to a high standard including TA’s with their groups
  • pose an open question specifically related to the L.O to think about next steps
  • a correct example given by teacher (scaffold)
  • a request to do some corrections – use of pink highlighter – do not highlight your writing
  • verbal feedback to be acknowledged in books (VF)
  • use of the visualiser (VT) and mini-plenaries to model and share good examples throughout and at the end of the lesson
  • drawing attention to how the child has moved on after the work has been corrected
  • time allocated for conferencing with the children where possible

Monitoring:

Feedback and Marking will be monitored by SLT and ARP teams through taking in samples of books and through lesson observations on a termly basis.