MAKING MARKING MATTER
- Teachers mark and give feedback in red pen; pupils mark and respond to feedback in green pen.
- It is an expectation that pupil work should be checked at least every 3 weeks
- Presentation of work is structured and neat i.e. date, underlined title, clearly set out. Pen used for written work, pencil for diagrams etc (LLOB 7)
- Teachers must check that work is well presented and strongly encourage pupils to have pride in their work
- Worksheets must be titled, dated and stuck in books neatly. All work must be completed – nothing should be left unfinished. The teacher must address this with the pupil
- Homework is set regularly, recorded in the Pupil Planner and CLEARLY IDENTIFIED in books/files by the code HWK and dated
- Teachers’ feedback to pupils must be content and/or skill-specific and USEFUL
- Key pieces of work to be marked thoroughly against destination grades and assessment criteria which should inform www.ebi feedback
- Literacy Marking Policy MUST be applied for all pieces of work identified as key assessments and addressed in extended writing pieces
Pupil Response to Feedback:
- Pupils must RESPOND to feedback from the teacher (LLOB 7) If a key assessment is graded below the pupils’ destination grade, then they are expected to re-submit their work:
- Work assessed -2 below a destination grade, will require pupils to re-submit or comprehensively edit their work for a re-mark.
- Work assessed -1 below a destination grade, will require pupils to make green pen improvements
- Work assessed 0 or +1, should have feedback that makes clear how their work has been successful.
- Staff should look at all work for opportunities to award commendations against the LLoB7 and our pupil learning behaviours – the 5Rs
MAKING HOMEWORK COUNT
Importance of Homework:
- Homework provides useful opportunities to extend/consolidate or practice/rehearse learning started in lessons. It is also an important activity in terms of developing independent learning skills with our pupils and getting them into good learning habits.
Types of Homework:
- The nature of homework set is at the discretion of the department and should be appropriate to the learning. For example, homework activities could range from practising solving problems in maths, to researching something in preparation for a lesson, to rehearsing vocabulary for a test, or writing up an investigation.
- Homework must be planned, meaningful and productive and not a last minute ‘bolt on’
Marking of Homework:
- Homework should be marked in line with Academy/Department policy and could be peer/self assessed if appropriate.
- Homework should be fully completed and well-presented. Pupils will be expected to resubmit homework if it is not of required standard.
Frequency of Homework:
- The frequency of homework is at the discretion of departments and is outlined in department policies. However, it is expected that pupils receive homework on a regular basis, depending on the number of subject lessons per fortnight.
Recording of Homework:
- All homework must be recorded in pupil planners
- All homework must be clearly identified and titled as homework in pupil books/files
- Pupils should be informed of the due date and length of time homework should take
TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESMENT POLICY