Marking and Feedback

Marking and Providing Feedback to Pupils

Feedback is provided to pupils promptly and may be oral or written.

Feedback is made in relation to achievement of learning objectives and steps to success using RTM. Growing green / building blue comments provide suggestions for the next stage of the child’s learning. Information gained from marking contributes towards future planning and progress made in relation to targets. Children receive feedback in the form of ‘tickled pink and growing green’.

Please refer to the marking policy for more information.

Pupil Progress Meetings

Pupil progress meetings will be held in terms 2, 3 and 6.

Teachers will be asked to complete an analysis of their classes’ data to support the discussions within this meeting. Actions are then raised where pupils are found not to be making expected progress.

Reporting to Parents

Annual reports are sent home to parents towards the end of the summer term and targets for future learning are identified.

We hold 2 Individual parents’ evenings a year and an open evening. Each teacher informs parents of what the curriculum will entail in each subject area, each term.

We adopt an open door policy to parents and welcome and invite parents in to discuss their child’s progress or any concerns at any reasonable time. The children in the Complex Needs Resource Base also have annual reviews of SEN or more regularly according to individual needs and situations.

At Wansdyke, we have taken the approach to measure the attainment of a child against the curriculum objectives for each year group. We have created a tracking system that plots out each year group’s objectives as a percentage. Children who master objectives within the curriculum contribute towards the percentage of the objectives achieved. Whilst this is a work in progress, it is helping to plot out the levels of attainment and progress in the different cohorts.