Marking and Feedback

Principles of Marking and Feedback at Rusper
Effective Marking and feedback should achieve a balance between two key aims.
  1. Have the maximum positive impact on pupil progress
  2. 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.