Guidance

Feedback and marking: reducing teacher workload

Materials to help school leaders and teachers review tasks associated with feedback and marking, to help reduce workload.

Documents

1. Feedback and marking: workshop

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2. Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop

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3. Practical tools: example of a feedback policy (primary school)

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4. Practical tools: example of a feedback policy (secondary school)

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Details

School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help reduce marking workload.

You can run the workshop as a school activity or in teams, and adapt the example feedback policies for use in your school(s).

Read the case studies to see what techniques other schools have been using for feedback and marking.

The document ‘Ways to reduce workload in your school’ also includes a section on reducing marking workload.

Our 3-stage guide to reducing workload in your school explains how to use the workload toolkit.

These materials are part of stage 2. Stage 1 contains tools to help you carry out a workload audit, and stage 3 contains tools to help schools evaluate the impact of changes after a workload review.

What works in schools

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all the staff in schools who contributed their time to write and share practical examples and case studies.

Published 21 July 2018
Last updated 15 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added documents '2. Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop' and '5. Practical tools: example of a feedback policy (secondary school)'. Added latest version of document '1. Feedback and marking: workshop', and updated 'What works in schools' section.
  2. First published.