Marking PolicyNorth Ealing Primary School
Feedback and Marking 2019-20
‘The most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement is feedback’. John Hattie
As a school, we see the greatest impact when we agree, adopt and maintain a manageable, consistent approach which is age and ability appropriate. At NES , we believe that pupils’ self-esteem and resilience will develop through positive yet challenging feedback. As a result, this will accelerate progress. For this reason, all marking and feedback is underpinned by this guidance which all pupils and staff follow on a day to day basis.
Quality feedback includes:
- Teacher feedback
- Peer Assessment
- Verbal feedback
The following principles apply:-
- Every piece of work is acknowledged through one form of feedback.
- For core subjects (English, Maths and Science), at least one piece of work per week which is marked in detail (deep mark).
- For foundation subjects, at least one piece of work in three, are marked in detail
- Pink ink is used for what’s order ambien good (‘tickled pink’)and green ink is used to correct and develop pupil’s learning (‘green for growth’)
- Detailed marking includes use of success criteria and, if necessary, pink and green comments. These should include highlighting achievements/progress in pupil’s work and what they need to do to improve it.
- Relevant references to NES Learning Values are made.
- Where it is required, teachers should comment on the presentation of work to ensure that pupils understand the importance of this and high expectations.
- If spellings need to be corrected, the correct spelling is written as well as a line under the problem word. Pupils in KS2 will be expected to go back and write the correct spelling out three times.
- Codes should be used wherever possible (see table below).
- Any work completed with adult support has ‘AS’ recorded next to the learning objective.
- If a pupil’s work is being marked by a supply teacher or a cover supervisor, ‘Supply’ or ‘CS’ is noted at the end of the piece of work.
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