To Mark or not to Mark #blogsync


This month’s #blogsync calls for our thoughts on marking. Initially I thought I had nothing to say on this topic but as the month has progressed I’ve changed my mind. So here are my thoughts.

I rarely mark! There, I’ve said it. If I do it’s just to satisfy a work scrutiny for our HT. (Please don’t let her be reading this!) Now before anyone rushes off to report me to Ofsted there is a very good reason for this lack of marking. There is not one single reader or writer in my class. Therefore my marking would have little or no impact on the children.

As you probably know the children in my class are all, in educational terms deemed to be low achievers. In my opinion, due to the amount of effort they need to put in, they are the highest achievers. To give you an example of…

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