Last reviewed on 18 December 2019
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See how other schools approach marking and feedback. 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%.

Marking and feedback policies usually include...

  • Aims and principles of marking and feedback – describing what it looks like in your school
  • Type and frequency of feedback
  • Explanation of marking codes 
  • Who's responsible for monitoring marking and feedback 
  • Marking guidance for each subject

Thomas Tallis School, Greenwich – this policy explains different principles of marking. Departments are encouraged to use these principles to create their own subject-specific departmental assessment policies Huntington School, York – one of the general principles of this policy is for teachers to encourage dialogue with their students. This is known as DIRT (dedicated improvement and reflection time) – a time for students to read the comments and engage with their feedback Ulverston Victoria High School, Cumbria – this policy explains how the school uses yellow stickers to feed back to students. These tell students if they're on track or not, allowing them to reflect on their work and respond to the teacher Clacton County High School, Essex –