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St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School

Live, Love and Learn



Marking & Feedback Policy



 Marking and Feedback Policy


Mission Statement


At St. Peter’s RC Primary School,

We believe that:



as a faithful community

we will live love and learn

so that we are a reflection of Jesus

inspiring others to walk with us.




St. Peter’s RC Primary


Marking and Feedback Policy




In accordance with our mission statement, we will ensure that our children get the maximum benefit from their education through an entitlement to regular feedback from staff to enable them to understand their achievements and what they need to do next to improve. The methods used for marking work will be:


  • appropriate to the age of our children (EYFS,KS1,KS2)
  • understood by staff and children
  • applied consistently throughout the school
  • be linked to our policy on assessment, recording and reporting




  1. To ensure opportunities for prompt and regular written or spoken dialogue with children as part of our daily routine.
  2. To create a culture that encourages children to make mistakes with confidence, take risks and believe that they can improve.
  3. To create a consistent constructive ethos throughout the school with set codes and strategies in place that encourage children to take pride in their work.
  4. To further the teacher’s awareness of a child’s current stage of development and identify the next steps for progress.
  5. To give the children accurate feedback on their achievement.
  6. To celebrate and reward achievement and progress.
  7. To enable the children to become a partner in the marking and feedback process.
  8. To enable teachers and children to work together to set challenging targets for improvement.
  9. To ensure that staff, parents and children see the process as a positive means to improve children’s learning.
  10. To provide evidence for assessment, recording and reporting.




Teachers will:


  • ensure the learning intention of each lesson is made clear to the children.
  • ensure the success criteria for the successful completion of a piece of work are given to all children, which they will use to scaffold their work.
  • use a range of different marking strategies i.e. summative marking, oral feedback,

acknowledgement marking and detailed marking.

  • encourage discussion about learning, through the use of positive oral feedback whenever possible.
  • ensure marking is positive, clear and appropriate, offering constructive feedback linked to the learning intention that results in the agreement of clear targets for improvement.
  • use the school’s marking code to ensure consistency of feedback (Appendix 1).
  • use a green highlighter pen to highlight 3 areas of success and an orange highlighter to identify an area to improve in any piece of work chosen for detailed marking.
  • ensure that ‘next steps’ statements are written to help the children  improve their work
  • teachers should use Nelson handwriting script when writing comments
  • give children FIX IT TIME to respond to the feedback they have been given i.e.finding correct spellings using a dictionary/rewriting sentences with correct punctuation /using a thesaurus to improve vocabulary choices /editing sections of work etc..
  • ensure children make the improvements.
  • write VF to evidence verbal feedback.
  • use stickers /raffle tickets/appropriate drawings or stamps to celebrate achievement and progress.
  • all pieces of work are marked regularly.
  • use the outcomes of marking to inform future planning.
  • NOT accept any work that is below the high expectations of the school.


 Children will:


  • write neatly at all times.
  • produce high quality work that they and their teachers are proud of.
  • understand and respond to the age appropriate marking codes used in our school.
  • respond appropriately to the teachers comments by improving the work they are asked to.
  • make improvements to their work in FIX IT TIME.
  • responses and improvements will be written in green pen in KS2.
  • be willing to take part in self-assessment using smiley face codes.
  • be willing to share their work with their peers.





The effectiveness of this policy will be monitored by:


  1. Work scrutiny by members of the Senior Leadership Team ,Subject Leaders and link Governors.
  2. Discussion with the children through the School Council.
  3. Lesson observations.
  4. Discussion with members of staff.
  5. Feedback from parents.




A copy of this policy is available on our website. Parents may request a hard copy from the school office.



St. Peter’s Staff  November  2015


Adopted by the Governing Body on ___________________


To be reviewed ___________________________________











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