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Effective Feedback

Effective Feedback and Marking


Our aim at Godolphin Junior Academy is to ensure that all children have their work marked in such a way that improves their learning, develops self-confidence, raises self-esteem and provides opportunities for self-assessment.



•At Godolphin Junior Academy we aim to value each child as an individual so that they can develop their potential through an active role in their own learning.

•Provide consistency and continuity in marking throughout the school so that children have a clear understanding of teacher expectations.

•Use the marking system as a tool for formative ongoing assessment.

•Improve standards by encouraging children to give their best and improve on their last piece of work.

•Develop children’s self-esteem through praise and valuing their achievements.

•Create a dialogue which will aid progression.




•To communicate regularly with children about their individual progress.

•To inform the next step in a child’s learning.

•To assist children by setting clear targets to focus on aspects of their work which need further development.

•To motivate children to further their effort by raising or celebrating current achievements and raising self-esteem.

•To provide teachers with feedback of how well the children have understood the current work.

•To enable teachers to plan the next step in teaching and learning.

•To help teachers to monitor children’s progress and to diagnose what has not been understood to assist in forward planning.

•To enable the teacher to make judgements about pupils’ attainments particularly relating to teacher assessments within the National Curriculum.

•To inform individual, class and whole school assessment and planning.

•To promote high quality work.

•To develop clarity of purpose.

•To evaluate quality of teaching and learning.

•To encourage reflection and self-improvement.

•To identify if work has errors which children need to correct or if there are misconceptions which need to be addressed by teachers.

•To provide opportunities for questioning which deepens children’s learning.