Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please see our Back To School page for more information and guides for each site.

Marking and Pupil Assessment

Find out how we will mark work and assess progress whilst we are teaching online

Marking and Pupil Assessment

Find out how we will mark work and assess progress whilst we are teaching online

The way that teachers will mark, assess and review work is a little different between the Upper and Lower Schools and the Pre-Prep schools, click the tab to read more about how teachers will be feeding back and keeping track of student’s work.

Teachers will be closely monitoring academic work and will be regularly assessing and reviewing pupils’ attainment and progress.

This assessment will continue in line with our usual framework against age-related expectation and as such, we need you to allow the children to complete their work as independently as possible. If you are providing support for your child to complete work, it is important that the teacher knows the level of support being provided so they, in turn, can modify future activities for your child. Where there are specific concerns in any areas of learning, your child’s class teacher will contact you to discuss the matter.

Teachers will continue to provide timely and constructive feedback on work children submit to aid progress and attainment that will be relevant and accessible for the children according to their age. This will be in a variety of formats including, but not limited to:

• Written feedback
• Audio messages
• Face to face during Google Meets sessions

All feedback outside of face to face sessions will be on Seesaw.

Work is expected to be submitted back to teachers, but there is no pressure to do this immediately or exactly in line with the timings on the weekly timetable. However, daily work should be submitted that day unless agreed otherwise with the teacher.

Your child’s teachers will continue to provide timely and constructive feedback to aid progress and attainment. They will also use a variety of methods to assess the learning of the children throughout this time, including marking work, asking formative and summative questions face to face and using quizzes to assess understanding.

This will be in a variety of formats including:
·      Marking work
·      Audio messages
·      Score for tests
·      Use of success criteria
·      Face to face during ‘drop-in’ sessions on Microsoft Teams

Teachers will not provide feedback via e-mail and will not be able to comment on children’s feedback on their marking.

Drop-in sessions

You will notice on your child’s timetable that there are ‘drop-in’ sessions daily. These are invitational sessions to work with small groups, where needed, to support and extend learning in a personalised way. If your child is required for one of these sessions, their teacher will let them know and an invitation to join the session put in their Microsoft Teams calendar. This provides teachers with the opportunity to still run interventions and small groups as they normally would.

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