A Plea to Heads of Maths and Senior Leaders (On Feedback & Marking)

The World Is Maths

A colleague of mine was leading our TSST (Teacher Subject Specialism Training – for non-specialists who find themselves teaching maths) course this afternoon and was brave enough to mention feedback. We were chatting at the end of the day and he couldn’t believe the stories he’d just heard. Mentioning marking and feedback in a room full of teachers from different schools is something I’ve learnt to avoid now, it’s one of the most agonising discussions I encounter.

Let’s make this clear from the start: the evidence of the efficacy of marking is scant(EEF). Marking is not the same as feedback(Toby French)and the time it takes a teacher to mark a set of books is, most often, disproportionate to the effect that marking actually has on students’ progress(Michael Tidd). Ofsted does not demand a particular type or frequency of marking(Alex Quigley), so no-one can say they are…

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