STAR Marking Policy

All staff are expected to follow the Academy marking and assessment policy, this means that:

  • The academy uses a 4 quarter marking system to ensure students gain regular
    feedback at appropriate times.
    Teacher Review 25%, Peer-Assessed 25%, Teacher Assessed 25%, Self-Assessed 25%
  • Staff will provide written feedback to students’ twice every ½ term-through assessment marking (Subjects which have 1 hour per week will receive teacher feedback once every ½ term)
    • Strength -What student have done well? (subject specific-not generic comments e.g. good work) –
    • Target -What does the student need to do to make progress?
    • Attainment/progress -What is the student current level/progress
    • Response –The students response-showing progress/new learning (green pen)
  • Staff will provide verbal feedback to students’ as and where appropriate
    • Students’ will respond to all verbal feedback using a green pen
  • Staff and students will use subject specific dialogue/terminology during marking via strength and target. Students will respond to teacher feedback using appropriate subject specific terminology
  • All staff marking will be undertaken using purple pen
  • All student responses to feedback/assessment will be completed using green pen. For extended pieces of writing students will underline the completed target using green pen and ruler.
    • All student responses will be assessed and levelled according to progress
  • All Independent Learning Tasks will be included in student work books; these will be sub-titled and dated.
    • Where ILT is extended pieces of writing/exam questions; these will be marked accordingly following the academy policy
    • All other ILT is self-assessed through activities within learning time

Presentation Policy

The Academy expects all students to present their work:

  • Using a black pen for writing
  • Using a pencil for drawing and pencil crayons for colour (no felt pens)
  • Using a ruler and pencil to underline all dates and titles
  • Using a green pen to respond to teacher marking and/or underline responses in extended pieces of writing using a green pen and ruler

Therefore it is essential that students are fully prepared for learning. All students should arrive to the Academy with:

  • 2 black pens, 2 green pens, 2 pencils, a ruler

(These can be purchased from reception and/or form tutors during morning registration)

Students will also:

  • Complete all ILT (independent Learning Tasks) to the highest standard, demonstrating high quality independent learning
  • ILT’s will be dated, subtitled and underlined using a ruler and pencil

All student work books will have progress data updated at regular intervals to signpost current levels and progress to date-these will be updated in line with progress updates.