NQT makes her mark

AbbAbbie Cooper graduated last year from the PGCE English course here at Cardiff Met, and moved into her first teaching post at Orchard School Bristol.  Not only has she successfully settled into teaching, but she has also delivered a workshop at her school’s conference.   Delivering to your peers can be daunting for any teacher, but particularly when you’re newly qualified.

Abbie writes about the workshop in the school’s blog – and it’s worth reading not only to find out about her experience, but also because she has some very interesting ideas on making marking more effective.

Her workshop focused on using marking crib sheets to improve her feedback to learners.  She explains how they have transformed her approach to assessment: ‘I am spending less time marking and more time planning the next steps in each pupil’s learning journey.’

Her article is helpfully illustrated and is of interest across the curriculum.  It’s well worth a look.


(Thanks for sharing, Abbie.)

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