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Introduction to ‘Fast Feedback’ with Ivy Learning Trust and Big Education

CourseCulture of innovationDeliberately developmentalDesigning for the systemIntelligent assessment

In partnership with:

Ivy Learning Trust

3 live webinars

3 online units

18 October | 4 - 5.30 pm

3 November | 4 - 5.30 pm

15 November | 4 - 5.30 pm

‘How do you ensure that children are learning, without bringing staff to their knees? We found a way!

Six years ago, I decided to ban teachers from writing in children’s books. Children became more independent, the quality of their writing improved and standards went up. Ofsted are happy with it and, crucially, so are teachers.

Since then, ‘no marking’ has really caught on. Over the last few years, there have been blogs, tweets and articles aplenty about changes to reduce teacher workload and to improve retention’.

In this course, in collaboration with Big Education, we will share our story of how we abolished written marking and embedded Fast Feedback to create truly effective learners with ownership over their own learning, whilst simultaneously reducing teacher workload. We’ll be facilitating an exploration of how you could create something similar in your own context.

What you will gain from this course; 

  • You will learn how one school implemented an effective ‘no written marking’ strategy
  • You will have the opportunity to make sense of and work through how to make this work in your own context

Meet the facilitator

Gemma Whitby

Co-Author of Fast Feedback

Gemma Whitby has a Masters in Teaching and Learning and has experience as a classroom teacher, middle leader and senior leader, as well as in leading primary science training.

Important information

Who is this course aimed at?

School leaders who want to improve staff wellbeing and student outcomes. We also recommend you bring a teacher who will be implementing this ‘on the ground.’

How does this course contribute to a Big Education?

Fast feedback has the potential to reduce teacher workload, improve staff well-being, and create more space for innovation in schools. It is an intelligent and developmental way to assess students’ learning, one way of increasing student agency and ensuring better quality writing and student outcomes.

Introduction to ‘Fast Feedback’ with Ivy Learning Trust and Big Education

3 live webinars

3 online units