Teachers provide feedback to children through marking so that positive aspects are highlighted and that they have next steps that will help them improve their work Children are given time to read and review the feedback from their work. Teachers provide the children with opportunities to review their own and peers learning.
Teachers use the evidence collected in books throughout the year as well as formative assessments (test material) to create a judgement on each individual child’s performance. This is recorded on the schools assessment system.
This data is reviewed to form a picture of whole school progress, class progress and individual pupil progress. This information is used to identify targets and next steps for each child to enable them to progress in their learning.
At the end of each year, parents will be given a report detailing progress and attainment across the curriculum. This report will be based on both the teacher’s assessments and the tests conducted throughout the year. Parents/ Carers are encouraged to provide feedback from these reports. As well as this, parent consultations are held in October and February to discuss the progress their child is making.
Feedback and Marking Policy
Feedback and marking is an integral part of a child’s learning and development, as well as greatly aiding a teacher’s assessment of a child’s progress.
At Stokeinteignhead we aim to provide a system of feedback and marking that is positive as well as constructive, age appropriate and consistent and continuous across each stage within our school. Marking will inform planning, be diagnostic and enhance children’s learning by ultimately offering guidance on how work can be improved.
High quality feedback and marking allows for self-assessment where the child can recognise their strengths, successes, difficulties and mistakes and encourage them to accept help/guidance from others. We aim to feedback and mark positively whenever possible to enhance self-esteem and confidence
Effective feedback and marking should:-
Feedback and Marking Procedures