INSET : Improving Pupil Progress through Marking, Feedback & Metacognition

GREAT! What an INSET should be.
Already changed how I am teaching this morning – feeling positive!

Emma Kent, Director of Music, West Buckland School

Overview of the research benefits of feedback & metacognition and how it applies to the classroom

• What are the most effective forms of marking?
• What is metacognition and why is it important?
• What does educational research tell us?
• How can metacognition specifically help the performance of SEND learners and more able pupils?

Strategies for promoting metacognition in all subjects in all classrooms

• Turning pupils into experts
• 4 simple ways to promote metacognitive awareness in your classroom
• Letting pupils understand that the decisions they make are important determinants of their own success and well-being

Upgrade your marking and feedback to ensure all pupils:

• make rapid progress
• deepen learning
• know how to improve
• are engaged

Marking smarter, not harder: plans to reduce marking time

• Create a meaningful “marking dialogue” to produce real and lasting change
• Develop a consistent approach to marking
• Personalise learning through differentiated and qualitative feedback

Helping pupils develop the toolkit for evaluating their own progress

• Developing self-awareness and self-regulation and their role in learning
• Developing pupil’s self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Letting pupils understand how to improve their own learning and performance
• Preparing pupils for the next stage of their lives