Are you using the right coloured pen?

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Pens

Red or green pen?

Having had the honour of working at literally the best school in the country has led me to do a lot of thinking of late.  I think about all the things that people worried themselves about in my previous school – which went into special measures not long after I left.  I think about all the advice I heard the teachers there – many of whom had advice to share that I rely on to this day – had themselves received from consultants who’d came and went.

A big one was around pen colour.  Apparently someone had arrived shortly before my time to help the school spend its money on learning that red was an ‘aggressive’ colour that could upset pupils.  Teachers should all mark in green.  Everyone would be much happier this way.  They’d learn more, one assumes.

The profound philosophical question about whether or not…

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