Tag Archives: Feedback

Focus on Feedback

Earlier this week Fran Haynes wrote a great blog on the Durrington Research School site, exploring the research evidence around effective feedback. You can read it here. This completes a series of blogs this half term on the six pedagogical … Continue reading

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5 tips for using year 10 mocks

In this brave new world in which reformed GCSE specifications have created more exams than ever before, the piles of mock papers are growing increasingly tall. Schools have organised the sitting of practice exams quite idiosyncratically, with a variety of models out there, often depending on … Continue reading

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What to do with the clever ones?

Last Friday we had an INSET day.  Our focus was thinking about how we can push and challenge those students with a high stating point, so that they make even more progress.  Our starting point was to think about something … Continue reading

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Purposeful Feedback

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by our Director of maths, Emma Mason and Director of science, Steph Temple.  As a school, we want to make sure that our feedback is fit for purpose within each subject.  It needs to … Continue reading

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Gallery Critique

The 15 minute forum was led tonight by English teacher Jo Grimwood.  Jo started the session by sharing with us the concerns she has with peer assessment: Students don’t know how to assess work – we are the professionals, they … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Students on Feedback

The 15 minute forum was led by the Senior Student Leadership Team tonight.  They gave us their views on the range of feedback they received from teachers.  This was very timely, as it’s something we have been thinking about a … Continue reading

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#TLT14 – Feedback Matters

This weekend I attended the brilliant TLT14 event, organised by the equally brilliant Dave Fawcett & Jenn Ludgate.  It may have been at the end of a busy half term…and on a Saturday…but that didn’t stop hundreds of teachers turning … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Closing the learning gap with homework

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by maths Deputy Leader, Sam Down.  Our maths department are very successful – and are always looking to do things better.  With homework, they wanted to minimise the amount of time spent marking, … Continue reading

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Getting Great

Teaching is a creative profession, and at DHS we want our teachers to be innovative and excited about what they do – not stifled by an overly prescriptive approach to teaching.  We want teachers to takes risks and try new … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on feedback

The table above from Hattie suggests that feedback can have a significant impact on achievement – usually positive, but not always.  So it deserves some further exploration.  In this paper by Hattie & Timperley, they describe feedback as: “….information provided … Continue reading

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