We allow time for students to reflect on their teachers' marking in MAD (make a difference) time during the lesson. Students are encouraged to think hard about how they can improve their work and learn from the feedback they have received. Teachers will also give opportunities for students to self-assess their work and peer-assess (give feedback to someone else's work). All these strategies are aimed at making it clear to students how well they are developing their understanding and what they need to do to make further progress. As always, we welcome parents' feedback. if you have any comments regarding marking of your child's work, please drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Whilst I may not reply to each individual email, your comments are always taken on board and shared with colleagues in the school.
I can't believe we have just 5 school weeks to go until this term is over. It seems only a short while ago I was soaking up the sun in Spain. My flip flops and sundresses have long been packed away in the loft and replaced with wooly jumpers and Ugg boots! Time certainly flies in education, however this is bitter-sweet. Yes, the summer comes around fast again, but we have so much to achieve in the meantime.
We have already begun to plan for 2018/19 and this includes the holiday pattern for next Christmas, which will be similar to this year. We will be breaking up on Friday 21st December 2018 (this may end up being an INSET day) and returning to school on Monday 7th January 2019. A chance for you to book early for some winter sun!
Have a lovely week.