Improving feedback in primary schools
The quality of feedback in primary schools is an ongoing issue for teachers and leaders.
Time and again, it is quoted as an improvement point in inspection reports. Much educational research identifies that feedback is a hugely powerful factor in improving learning and progress.
‘The most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement is feedback.’
Like all things in school, you will see the most impact in areas where you agree, adopt and stick to a consistent approach. This doesn’t mean an approach that is identical for all year groups, as marking clearly needs to be age and ability specific. It does, however, mean that some principles and agreements need to be reached for everyone to follow on a day to day basis.
Feedback clearly refers to a whole range of issues, including:
- Body language
- Feedback from pupils, adults and others
Ensure High Quality of Feedback in primary schools
High quality of feedback is essential to ensure schools can improve, develop, grow and adapt to meet the needs of pupils, parents, and teachers, and achieve a high level of OFSTED results.
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Improving Teaching Through Effective Feedback
Vicky is the Marketing Executive at Focus Education.