Marking and Feedback – how to get the most impact from it?


For the January 5th Non-Pupil Day one of the workshops staff can choose from is all about how to get the most impact from the hours we spend marking students’ work every week. The DfE workload survey suggests that teachers who work a 55 hour week probably spend around nine hours of that keeping up with marking and feedback. But there’s a lot of research, pointed to by the Sutton Trust, that suggests that merely marking books doesn’t add much value to kids’ learning. It’s a certain type of marking that helps kids move forward. Our workshop focused on ways of making marking more impactful for students, and possibly less punishing for busy teachers.

Thanks to HeadGuruTeacher’s blog about Close the Gap marking at his school. We like the emphasis on ‘instead of’ tasks – developing marking at Isca shouldn’t be about doing MORE marking, just about doing marking in…

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