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Case study: reducing marking workload without compromising on pupil outcomes

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Last updated on 8 September 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Headteacher Clare Sealy felt that her school’s marking policy was placing a huge burden on her teachers, and might not be based on evidence. In 2016 she banned written marking in her school and made feedback and pupil self-assessment part of every lesson. This is how she did it, and how you can too.

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  1. 1 Why the change?
  2. 2 The new approach to marking writing
  3. 3 The new approach to marking maths
  4. 4 Trial period
  5. 5 Revising the approach
  6. 6 Providing support to staff
  7. 7 Impact
  8. 8 Could this work in your school?

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