Feedback & Marking: impact and reduced teacher workload

Buxton School
Leytonstone, Essex

Focus
Greater consistency and greater depth of questioning

Audience
Senior Leadership Team, Middle Leaders, Class Teachers & TAs: KS1 & KS2

Delivery
5 Consultancy Days, 2 Model Lessons, 1 INSET, 2 Twilight Sessions, 1 Visit to a TT Education Centre of Excellence

Outcome
"TT Education have helped us improve our marking and feedback approaches, leading to a simpler, more effective approach that has reduced teacher workload". Jackie Bowers-Broadbent, Head of School

Situation:

Buxton is a large primary-phase educational establishment, part of the all-through Buxton School Learning Trust.

The primary phase has 3-4 classes per year, and was graded as ‘Good’ in all areas by OfSTED in March 2013. Buxton School were aiming for greater consistency and greater depth of questioning, and chose TT Education to provide a customised package of training and support.

 

Bespoke support, tailored to our needs

"The support from TT Education was completely bespoke and very closely tailored to our needs as a school, with a focus on deeper questioning, setting up complex comprehension tasks, and guided reading ideas."

Jackie Bowers-Broadbent, Primary Head of School, Buxton School, Leytonstone, Essex

 

Main areas of support included:

  • Marking & feedback
  • Reading (planning & model lesson)
  • Guided reading delivery, strategies & planning
  • Spelling
  • Middle Leadership & project planning

What did the school say?

“TT Education have helped us improve our marking and feedback approaches, leading to a simpler, more effective approach that has reduced teacher workload whilst ensuring progressive steps are still communicated effectively to pupils.”

“We have already seen improvements in teachers’ ability to effectively plan and deliver guided reading sessions, as well as observing wider impact on teaching and learning approaches across the school, thanks, in part, to TT Education’s Path to Success model.”

Jackie Bowers-Broadbent, Primary Head of School, Buxton School, Leytonstone, Essex