Teachers are experiencing “unmanageable” levels of workload, according to Department for Education research published today. The results of in-depth interviews reveals that administration, behaviour monitoring, data tracking, marking, planning and meetings are all contributing to long hours. “Often teachers said that their level of workload was only manageable because of the long hours that they worked,” the research found. “It was
In their recent advice to schools Ofsted said that it, “does not expect to see unnecessary or extensive written dialogue between teachers and pupils in exercise books and folders. Ofsted recognises the importance of different forms of feedback and inspectors will look at how these are used to promote learning.” Teacher Feedback offers an alternative to traditional written comments,
Leading ICT Teacher, James Blomfield has been using Teacher Feedback at Capel-le-Ferne Primary School in Folkestone for over a year. James says, “Many teachers know that students don’t always read or understand the comments written in their exercise books. The great thing about Teacher Feedback is that it is harder to ignore. Students can hear the vocal expression of their teachers and
According to the Sutton Trust, feedback is seen to deliver high impact on students at relatively low cost. Feedback refocuses either the teacher’s or the learner’s actions to achieve a goal, by aligning effort and activity with an outcome. The Sutton Trust – Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit – is an accessible summary of educational research that provides
Following suggestions from schools, we have improved the teacher’s tools. In addition to leaving 1:1 feedback for individual students, you can now also select groups of children to receive the same feedback, as well as broadcasting feedback to an entire class if you wish to. This is very useful when preparing differentiated feedback or instructions for groups within your class.
Teacher Feedback will feature in a BETT Arena Seminar: The Learners Voice Series on Wednesday 2.00-2.45pm 22nd January. Leading ICT Teacher, James Blomfield, from Capel-le-Ferne Primary School in Kent, alongside pupils will present on the topic of using audio feedback to promote assessment for learning. Teacher Feedback is a new web and app service that lets teachers record feedback for
Teacher Feedback has been featured on the popular TeachingNews.co.uk website - Mark Warner said: “Teacher Feedback offers a fantastic new way of providing suggestions and assessment information to pupils, by allowing teachers to record their thoughts and share these with pupils online. It’s much quicker than writing comments in books and allows children to listen to the feedback anywhere that they can access
Caryl Hart, Children’s author of books including, ‘Whiffy Wilson’ and ‘The Princess and the Peas’ has used Teacher Feedback with pupils at Capel-le-Ferne Primary School near Dover. All of the Year 3 pupils wrote their own ‘Haunted House Stories’ and sent them to her. Caryl was able to record a personal response and improvement suggestion for each of the children,