Assessment and Feedback

At the end of every lesson, teachers review the work completed by their pupils and document their findings in their own 'Making Learning Visible' journal. In these journals, staff will record how successful pupils have been in meeting the lesson's objective whilst also identifying examples of excellent practice that can be shared with the class in the following lesson. The process also enables teachers to identify any misconceptions that may have arisen during the course of the lesson, at which point they will factor into their planning opportunities to address these misconceptions, be it on an individual or whole class level. This ensures that assessment is very much a live process meaning that any feedback given to pupils is instant and meaningful. Not only this, but it also ensures that assessment becomes a vital part of the planning process, giving teachers a clear picture of where pupils are in their learning journey and allowing them to structure future learning in a way that maximises progress.