Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Marking and Assessment



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:-

  • Inform children of their achievements and the next steps in their learning
  • Show that work is valued
  • Demonstrate appreciation of a children’s effort
  • Inform future planning and learning
  • Evaluate and assess children’s learning
  • Help parents to understand the strengths and areas to develop in their children’s work


Feedback and Marking Procedures

  • Each teacher in our school will use appropriate, age related methods for feedback and marking.
  • Feedback will be given when and where appropriate
  • Feedback may be given in the form of a verbal interaction, correction of work or written marking of work.
  • Work will be marked in relation to shared learning objectives and the child’s attainments
  • As far as possible, time will be spent with the child to ensure they understand the comments and the targets set
  • As far as possible, children will be given time to respond to marking
  • Children will be encouraged to evaluate their own work before marking, taking into consideration the shared learning objectives and any previously individually set targets in their books.
  • Children will be encouraged to reflect after marking and take the opportunity to correct, practise or investigate a problem.
  • Target time will be timetabled to enable children to have the opportunity to evaluate their work.
  • Marking will focus on what the children are learning and trying to develop its quality
  • Marking is only of value if comments are read and/or responded to/ regarded.