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1 Goosewell School Using Everyone's Talents Policy Number Policy Name C6 Marking Related Policies Statutory No Issue Date March 2016 Review cycle 3 years Staff /Governor Reviewer SLT Next review Date March 2019 Signed... Head Teacher... Chair of Governors Head Teacher, Mr J Stephens, Goosewell School, Goosewell Road, Plymstock, Plymouth, PL9 9HD

2 Goosewell School Marking and Presentation Policy This policy aims to: Ensure that the marking of pupils work is consistent across the school and that the quality of this is effective so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. This policy will help us achieve the following school aims: Support everyone to have high expectations of ourselves and take responsibility for our learning always trying to do our best. Develop creative thinkers and independent learners. Encourage parents/carers to continue to actively support their child s learning. Encourage risk taking without fear of failure. Marking should: Recognise achievement with specific examples of what the child has done well. Identify areas for improvement through the regular setting of gap tasks. Encourage future learning, through dialogue with pupils in their writing book. Expectations of Marking: The marking should be related to the learning objective, although other aspects of the learning may be commented upon. All work should be marked and comments should be brief and focussed. Teachers should mark all learning using green pen. Children should complete their self-assessment, editing and gap tasks using red pen. The green objective stamp can be used to mark learning objective achieved in books. Any adult s writing should be a good example to the children e.g. legible to a child, joined where appropriate, correct letter and number formation, correct spellings, punctuation etc. When marking, supply teachers should record the S symbol for supply and their initials after marking. When marking writing, Teaching Assistants should record the TA symbol and their initials. All adults must have consistently high expectations for the presentation of all learning. Rewards, such as stickers, team points, raffle tickets and postcards, should be used to celebrate success and good effort. Spelling, punctuation and grammar, (SPAG) should be a focus in the marking of writing for other subjects across the curriculum. Teachers should give the children GAP tasks for particular pieces of learning at least once a week to move their learning forwards.

3 Time must be allowed for the children to read and action these GAP tasks. Children should initial after comments to show they have read them either independently or with adult support. The teacher must initial to show they have looked at GAP tasks completed by the children. Further Expectations of Writing Marking Regular opportunities must be given for the children to learn how to self/peer assess using systems such as 2 stars and a wish, success ladders and success criteria. Foundation Stage Year 3 are expected to self-assess their learning whilst Year 4 Year 6 are expected to self and peer assess their learning, finding evidence or highlighting features in their writing. Where teachers or pupils use highlighters for assessment, a key must be included to show what each colour has been used for. Examples of writing gap tasks: Can you replace the highlighted words with a more exciting word? Can you correct the highlighted punctuation mark incorrectly used in this sentence? Can you practise forming this letter correctly? Rewrite the underlined sentence to up level the adjective. Expected Contents of Pupils Writing Books All writing should be written in one book. Worksheets should only be used as necessary and stuck in within the sequence of writing. Marking and feedback should be given according to the school s policy. Regular GAP tasks should be given that are responded to by the pupil and acknowledged by the teacher. Books should contain evidence of pupils carrying out self or peer assessment Presentation of Written Work The following layout of written work should be taught from Year 1 throughout the school: Date in words Title Can I? (objective) Begin writing Adult or child to record level of support using symbols TA, T, I as below. Children will begin to use handwriting pens in Year 2 and this should then be developed as they learn to join their letters and move up through the school. All children are expected to provide their own pen from home.

4 Whole School Writing Marking Key: T Supported by teacher TA Supported by TA I Independent VF Verbal feedback Taught and marked by a supply S teacher I like this bit/indicates success GT Gap task Success ladders/criteria Two stars and a wish Whole School Editing Key: shcool Indicates text level and word level features of genre Must be used to mark Big Writes Incorrect spelling // Paragraph required? jane school I cannot read this word (sometimes it could mean you need to add a?) This letter should be upper case This letter should be lower case Further Expectations of Maths Marking Expected Contents of Pupils Maths Books All maths learning should be in one book. Worksheets should only be used as necessary and stuck in within the sequence of learning. Marking and feedback should be given according to the school s policy. Regular GAP tasks should be given that are responded to by the pupil and acknowledged by the teacher. Gap tasks should be used to; correct misconceptions extend learning immerse learning in a context i.e. in a word problem. Books should contain evidence of pupils carrying out self or peer assessment in the form of traffic lights and/or pupil comments as applicable. Presentation of Maths Work The following layout of Maths work should be taught from Year 1 throughout the school: Date in numbers (on the right hand side of the page)

5 Title Can I..? (objective) + page no. if applicable Begin work (no margin drawn or used) Adult or child to record level of support using symbols TA, T, I as below. Mathematics learning should be completed in pencil. Whole School Maths Marking Key: T TA I VF S GT. 356 Supported by teacher Supported by TA Independent Verbal feedback Taught and marked by a supply teacher Gap task This answer is correct This answer is incomplete or incorrect so have another look at the question e.g. 15 when the complete answer should be 15cm. The circle around the number indicates where the error lies.

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