Feedback at St. Nicolas
At St. Nicolas School we understand well-judged and timely feedback to be one of the most powerful tools that teachers can use to support children’s learning and their good progress.
We apply these principles in using feedback:
Teachers at St. Nicolas School use both written and verbal approaches to feedback.
Written feedback includes written comments and highlighting examples where the learning objective has been met. Not all children’s work will receive written feedback, but all work will receive either verbal or written feedback.
‘Next step marking’ gives children clear guidance on what needs to be done to improve their work to enable them to meet or exceed their target.
Homework is acknowledged by the teacher and marking should reflect the nature of the task.
Verbal feedback is an important tool and includes: whole class verbal feedback (where a teacher identifies common errors, misconceptions or next steps and shares them with the whole class), individual discussions, mini-plenaries, and sharing examples of work.
In writing (Years 2-6), pupils use a ‘Purple Polishing Pen’ when editing and improving their own or others’ work.