Unhelpful Marking

Eliminate the unnecessary workload around marking

Overview of the course
  • Dispel the false assumptions about marking:

    – what Ofsted REALLY expect to see
    – what government guidance says
    – what the teacher standards say

  • Adopt a “meaningful, manageable and motivating” perspective to marking*

  • Have the confidence to reject decisions that increase burdens for staff

  • * as described by the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group

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Description

The future of marking:

  • Challenge the ‘false comfort’ of deep marking

  • End the skewed dominance of written feedback

  • Adopt an approach based on professional judgements

  • Embed the principles of effective marking in your school:

    – meaningful

    – manageable

    – motivating

A guide to changing practice – how to:

Employ a marking policy that varies by age group and subject

Get consistency from high standards, rather than unvarying practice

Avoid confusing quantity and quality

Evidence what actually improves outcomes in the long term

Encourage pupils to check their own work to increase work standards

Monitor pupil progress as a result of quality feedback

What you will gain from the day:

  • Other ways to:

    – demonstrate teacher performance

    – feed back to parents

  • Examine and evaluate feedback and marking approaches:-

    – DIRT (Dedicated Improvement and Reflective Time)

    – Comparative judgement

    – Peer marking

    – Self-assessment

Additional information

Course Type

Leadership & Management

Job Title

Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head, Head Teacher

Key Stage

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5

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