Should I be marking every piece of work?

paperless3By:Mary Myatt

“The mammoth mountains of marking are still piling up. Why on earth is this the case? I first wrote about this two years ago. There is one rule for marking and feedback: if it’s not making a difference to learning, don’t do it.

The School Inspection Handbook (page 11) makes it clear that it is not necessary for every piece of work to be marked: ‘Ofsted does not expect to see a particular frequency or quantity of work in pupils’ books or folders. Ofsted recognises that the amount of work in books and folders will depend on the subject being studied and the age and ability of the pupils.'” To read further please click here:

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