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Marking and feedback

Marking pupil work and giving feedback to pupils on what is going well with their learning, and what they can do to improve their knowledge, skills or understanding, is a very important part of teaching and learning at Silverdale.

Teachers at Silverdale will:

  • mark work regularly
  • give feedback using What Went Well and Even Better If, to give each pupil a clear understanding of their strengths and areas they need to improve
  • give all pupils the opportunity to respond to their feedback in DIRT time.

What is DIRT time?

DIRT stands for ‘Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time’. This is the time that teachers give to pupils in lessons for the pupils to act on the feedback they have been given. This could involve correcting errors, developing explanations, answering additional questions that the teacher has set.

For more information, please read our Teaching and Learning policy.