Twitter name: @EnglishAST
Position: Lead Practitioner
What is your advice about? Marking
- Make notes as you mark. Common areas of weakness become your next lessons.
- Mark books in batches of five. This means you can mark before school, for part of a lunch, after school etc and not have to lug a whole set home.
- Make your marking count. Insist that pupils draft and redraft carefully before you mark it- you can only move them on if you are marking their best efforts.
- Teach self and peer assessment. Teach them how to assess and then interweave these forms of assessment with your own marking.
- Make pupils accountable. Marking is a two way process- insist they act on your feedback and improve their work.