Hollie Anderton

Hollie is currently a primary teacher in North Wales with a degree in Theatre. She trained in Bath Spa University to gain her PGCE and has an experimental classroom which she has developed from other practitioners. She is a firm advocate for anything collaborative and creative and has a huge interest in managing classroom behaviour.

3 thoughts on “5 Tips to Eradicate Marking Misery

  • 19th Mar 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    As a parent and from the feedback from my daughter is that in some subjects marking can be every fortnight or four weekly; this lapse in feedback does little to help the child if they have not grasped the previous learning to be able to move on to the next piece of work. They are disadvantaged in that they do not know what skills need to be worked on, nor does the parents especially if verbal feedback has been giving to the pupil at the time. My daughter makes cross curricula SPAG errors that are not picked up in nor given development time for these errors and sadly the same happens in English? So a more efficient and effective marking system is definitely required in my daughter’s school?

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    • 19th Mar 2017 at 7:20 pm
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      A teacher could teach upward of 150 students a day. A minute per book would be 2 1/2 hours marking. Then there’s the planning, meetings, tutor group, emails, duties etc. Also, there could be 80-100 different teachers in a school so it would be incredibly difficult to coordinate every child’s different 11/12 teachers to meet to discuss an individual’s particular spelling mistake patterns. Perhaps if your child is getting the same spellings wrong and knows enough to identify them, they should be encouraged to take responsibility themselves for learning the correct spelling.

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    • 23rd Sep 2018 at 9:30 pm
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      Not all feedback is marking. Feedback doesn’t necessarily “lapse” just because marking is once a fortnight or once a month (which is beyond what I could manage for each pupil!).

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