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Marking Policy

 

Marking and Feedback Policy

 

The purpose of the marking policy is to improve progress and achievement across all subjects.  In following the Fairley House Marking Policy, children will have consistency and be able to make improvements in their work. 

When marking students' work:

·         Avoid making too many corrections on the child’s work

·         Do not correct every spelling mistake – limit to subject-specific vocabulary, high-frequency words and target spelling words – words to be underlined and written out at the bottom of the work

·         Take into account the child’s ability to read comments – build in time to lessons to review comments

·         Marking should be linked to the WALT/Learning Objective, which may be included in the child’s work

·         Marking should take into account IEP targets, where possible

 

Core Subjects:

·         Oral feedback is given to students and is ongoing

·         All work is acknowledged – at least a tick, initialled and dated

·         Homework is set and marked weekly

·         Class books are marked at least fortnightly

·         Marking should involve students and they should be given in class opportunities to act on comments

·         Marking should follow ‘What Went Well’ (WWW) and ‘Even Better If’ (EBI) format for standard work

 

Non-Core Subjects

·         Oral feedback is given to students and is ongoing

·         All work is acknowledged – at least a tick, initialled and dated

·         Relevant homework is set and always marked

·         Marking should follow ‘What Went Well’ (WWW) and ‘Even Better If’ (EBI) format when applicable


Self-Marking and Peer Marking

·         Students have opportunities to review and self-correct work

·         Peer marking can be used in addition to teacher feedback and would typically be orally given in class – it would be appropriate for this to follow the ‘What Went Well’ and ‘Even Better If’ format

 

Rewards

·         Credits/Personal House Points given for good work/effort

 

Books or folders will be motioned termly by subject leaders and senior staff.