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Case study: how one 'outstanding' secondary school cut its marking workload by 75%

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Last updated on 13 June 2018
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Barr Beacon School cut down teachers' marking time to less than an hour a day by banning detailed written marking and improving the way staff give feedback to pupils. Read on and download this school's marking policy and other resources to learn how you can make this happen too.

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  1. 1 Why the move away from written marking?
  2. 2 Approach to marking in a nutshell
  3. 3 Approach to marking in more detail
  4. 4 Initial on-boarding process and trial period
  5. 5 Monitoring
  6. 6 Adapting this approach for different subjects
  7. 7 The positive impact on staff work-life balance
  8. 8 Make this work in your school

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