INSET : Excellent Marking & Feedback for ISI

Example of Feedback at The Dragon School

I was impressed by both the content and the delivery

Joe Thackway, Head, Cresent School


ISI Excellent Marking: a realist’s guide to marking and assessment

Would you like to ensure your marking and feedback allows your pupils to:
Make rapid progress  ✔  Deepen their learning  Know how to improve  Become more engaged 
Would you like to mark smarter, not harder and develop a practical toolkit for more effective marking?
Do you know what ISI define as Excellent Marking?
Are you prepared for ISI’s latest work book inspections?

Given the recent changes to the ISI framework it is essential that teachers and leaders get to grips with these criteria. This course also presents how the research shows that improving marking and feedback is the number one way of adding value to pupil progression and attainment and presents practical ways to mark smarter.

INSET Outline

This highly interactive course will allow teachers to achieve the following outcomes:
Mark smarter, not harder: plans for reduce marking time
Unpick ISI’s criteria for marking and assessment
Surpass ISI’s expectations for work book inspections
Clarify the Hattie meta-analysis research and its impact on effective teaching
Develop a consistent approach to marking
Create a meaningful “marking dialogue” to produce real and lasting change
Implement peer-and self-assessment techniques
Personalise learning through differentiated and qualitative feedback
Provide feedback with clear direction on how to improve
Demonstrate progress from marking and feedback

Who is this course for?

Like its sister course ISI Excellent Teaching This course can be delivered with a focus on marking and feedback practice to departments, teaching teams or a whole school staff. It can also be delivered to lead teams and middle management with more focus on evaluating marking practice, drafting policy and supporting and developing colleagues and departments. Please use our form below to give details on your requirements.


To register an interest or raise any questions about his course please use the registration form below or use our Enquiries page.

This course is also offered by JMC as a day conference for the ISA, details can be found here

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