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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

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Effective Marking

Marking at Upton

“Imagine what a difference it would make if all children knew what they were good at and knew what they needed to do to improve.”

Marking is one of the most crucial forms of assessment around. It is when we can really show children that we value their efforts, it is when we can judge our own effectiveness as teachers and when we can make strategic decisions about the next steps children need to make.  More than all that, it is a rare opportunity to have an individual dialogue with every child.

At Upton, we use Effective Marking to ensure children make progress and become increasingly independent. Through engaging with Effective Marking, children become able to spot their own successes and identify where they themselves need to improve.

To do this we use:

  • Learning objectives

  • Success criteria

  • Marking stickers

  • Green pen questions (GPQ)

  • Peer assessment

  • Self assessment

  • Targets given through red pen comments.

Below is a video of the children themselves explaining how their books are marked to support their learning.


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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393