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Feedforward Book: Reflecting on today to Improve Tomorrow's Learning

Feedforward Book: Reflecting on today to Improve Tomorrow's Learning

Clive Davies

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The Feedforward Book is an important part of a different concept of marking and planning. It aims to make teachers' time more efficient and reduce staff workload. Effectively, the Feedforward Book is a teacher's ongoing notebook that helps to cut down unnecessary planning and marking time.

As you are probably aware, conventional marking has been criticised for the time teachers spend on it compared to the progress made by pupils. According to the DfE, schools should consider the impact of marking and feedback on children's learning and create a marking policy that benefits both children's progress and teacher workloads.

The feedforward system acknowledges the DfE's point. It aims to ensure that teachers do not take books home to mark but spend a small amount of time at the end of the school day focusing on a 'learning review' of three pupils' outcomes during that day. In other words, your feedback system needs to gauge the effectiveness of your teaching and learning by considering what children know and do not know and how to get them to know what they do not know.

Teachers need to know if how they taught the pupils worked. At the school level, they need to understand what children knew before, what they know now, and what still needs to be taught.

The feedforward principle is built upon a system that leads to children learning more effectively. The feedforward book allows a teacher to make daily adjustments to planning by noting what happens on a given day and what needs to be revisited on the next. It also allows teachers to pick up on individuals who need rapid intervention and provides a 'focus' for any other adult working with them.

Finally, it introduces the concept of 'learning reviews'. Learning reviews see teachers working in pairs and focusing daily for a week on three children's learning. This would usually be done at the end of the school day. However, it is suggested that at most 5 minutes be spent per child each day - 15 minutes in total. Teachers would briefly note what they notice and chat briefly with the children the next day. At the end of the week, teachers should summarise what they have learned about each child and provide further feedback at the beginning of the following week.

The concept underpinning this system is that pupils who may generally struggle do not fall further behind and that bright children are challenged appropriately and immediately.

What are you buying into?

Initially, all you need is one hard copy, the brief explanatory pages with examples and the electronic copy of the book. This will cost you £50. If you are happy with the book and do not want to make any adjustments, we can make multiple (black/white) copies for you at £5.00 per copy. However, you will have the electronic version, can make adjustments as needed, and can produce your own copies from there.

Useful Information

ISBN: 978-1-911416-67-8
Product Reference: FFEB
Format: eBook and 1 Hard Copy
Pages: eBook (140) Explanation Notes (8)
Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 31.7 x 4.7cm
Publisher: Focus Education (UK) Ltd
Published Date: May 2021

The printed book element of this product will be dispatched the next working day. Standard Royal Mail delivery is 2-4 days.

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This product cannot be returned or refunded.

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