New 'Marking and Feedback' Policy is Launched
The new ‘Marking and Feedback’ Policy was launched to all Campus teaching staff in a special meeting in the Theatre on Weds 8th June. Following almost a year of consultation with parents, students and staff the policy is designed to promote and embed high quality and regular feedback on student work. A recent nationwide study estimated that the ‘impact of rapid feedback on learning is 124 times more cost effective than reducing class sizes’.
Students can expect their work at Key Stages 3 and 4 to be marked a minimum of twice per half term in all subjects. Each feedback will include a level or grade, a ‘STAR’ (what is good about the work) and a ‘NEXT STEP’ (what to do to improve the work for next time). Once per half term the staff will use a special ‘Marking and Feedback’ sticker which allows students to respond to their marking. This is an opportunity for students to ask even more searching questions of the teacher about how to improve their work. Parents will be shown marked student work at Curriculum Progress Meetings throughout the next academic year and they too will have an opportunity to ask questions. Written homework should also be marked and returned within one week of it being handed in.
With this heightened profile we hope we will all see a noticeable improvement in the quality of students’ written work.