Cutting Edge Marking and Feedback Strategies

The realistic and practical guide to what does and does not work

Steve Garnett

Steve Garnett has been a teacher for 24 years. He has delivered INSETs to over 7,000 teachers over the past 10 years in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Teachers who have attended Steve's courses have regularly described them as 'inspirational'. trainer profile

Has your school had marking and feedback noted as an area for improvement by inspectors?

Do you want to ensure that your systems and practise in marking and feedback are genuinely effective in improving the quality of pupils’ work?

Do you want an understanding of what inspectors see as good practice in this area? (This includes new superb feedforward strategies)

The course will demonstrate how to implement all of the above in a practical and hands-on day. Strategies proven to improve classroom performance through enhanced marking and feedback will be explored and displayed.

What other teachers have said about the course

  • Thoroughly enjoyable, informative and helpful. Will trial as many of these practical ideas as I'm allowed

    Ellie Pugh -Berkhampstead School
  • Very well prepared and delivered and at a great pace. Up to date strategies under pinned by current pedagogy / educational research

    Rachel Allen- Penglais School
  • A good relaxed atmosphere with excellent personal links, lots of ideas to develop.

    Gemma Forde -Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
  • Very clear and thought-provoking. Good discussion opportunity. So many things I would like to implement and to take back to my school.

    Tom Jeavons - The King's School, Worcester
  • Extremely helpful; I am leaving here with so many ways to make my feedback more beneficial for me and my students. I am also well prepared to cascade this down to my colleagues.

    Sophie Kelly - The Gatwick School
  • Useful strategies to give feedback which can be used immediately.

    Bethan Dodd-Treorchy Comprehensive School
  • Excellent day. Lots of practical ideas to take back to school.

    Lee Lewis - Brecon High School
  • Interesting course with time to discuss different elements and time to digest info.

    Cerys Hands -The Peak Academy

Full Course Content

This Course Aims to:

  • Cutting edge marking and feedback strategies that really do work
  • Marking that is as effective in terms of teacher time and pupil progress
  • Marking that works for the teacher, the pupil, the parent and inspection
  • An understanding of the new feedforward, as well as feedback strategies

Course Outline

Marking versus feedback

  • What the research says – setting the ‘Cat amongst the pigeons’
  • The difference between marking and feedback
  • What is formative feedback?
  • The challenges that come with formative feedback

Feedback and feedforward

  • The seven ways of delivering feedforward
  • The case for checklists rubrics
  • Skills Matrix
  • Forgetting the fads and gimmicks such as ‘Purple pen of progress’

Advance feedforward techniques

  • Metacognitive marking
  • Formative Dialouge
  • The path to mastery learning through feedforward
  • Next steps