Last reviewed on 9 December 2022
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See how other schools approach feedback, as well as a toolkit to reduce teacher workload when it comes to marking. You'll also find links to our articles on effective marking and a case study explaining how a school cut its marking workload by 75%.

You don't need a marking or feedback policy

However, most schools do have one to make sure there's consistency across the school.

They typically include: 

  • Aims and principles of marking and feedback 
  • Type and frequency of feedback
  • Guidance for different departments or key stages
  • Who's responsible for monitoring marking and feedback 

Use the NEU feedback and marking policy checklist if you're looking to improve or rewrite your policy. It explicitly draws out that teachers should not have to complete detailed marking if they feel it is unnecessary. 

Write your policy to reduce teacher workload 

Use your policy to make sure that marking and feedback:

The DfE have published a feedback and marking: school workload reduction toolkit. It includes a workshop you can run to reduce feedback and