Feedback with Impact!

Time effective strategies to make sure that feedback always leads to learning

I ran an inset today with a colleague about giving ‘Feedback with Impact’. We deliberately avoided the word ‘marking’ because there are so many ways to communicate with pupils about their learning. We wanted to focus on ‘Impact’ because feedback is only worthwhile if it leads to learning. Continue Reading

“The Research Homework”

It’s tempting to give up on setting research based homework because of the exhausting battle against plagiarism, but there is an alternative! See these resources and ideas from the Literacy group.

Although I’m sure that plagiarism has always been an issue for teachers, it seems that it has never been easier for pupils to hand in others’ ideas as their own. Continue Reading

New Year Assessment Resolutions for 2016

In 2015, I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of time I spend marking by finding more efficient and effective strategies for providing feedback. Doing this has made me increasingly reflective about the link between formative feedback and pupil progress. In 2016, I’m committing to a more considered approach which takes into account some of the research in this area. Continue Reading