Principles of Marking and Feedback at Rusper
Effective Marking and feedback should achieve a balance between two key aims.
- Have the maximum positive impact on pupil progress
- Have minimum negative impact on teacher workload.
We believe Marking and Feedback should achieve
- Provide clear feedback to children, relating to the learning objective and success criteria;
- Provide clear advice and strategies for improvement and next learning steps;
- Involve all adults working with the children in the classroom;
- Give recognition and descriptive praise for effort and progress;
- Allow specific time for children to read, reflect and respond to marking if appropriate;
- Respond to individual learning needs e.g. marking face to face with some and at a distance with others
- Inform future planning and group target setting;
- Use consistent codes across the school;
- Show children that their work is valued and purposeful;
- Ultimately be seen by children as a positive approach to improving their learning;
- Take place at the earliest opportunity, particularly if the next lesson builds on what has been taught earlier.