It was 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon when Matthew Kleiner-Mann, then head teacher at Lavender Primary School and now CEO of Ivy Learning Trust, spotted an NQT with a wheely suitcase.
“Going anywhere nice?” he asked.
“No, unfortunately. This is my marking for the weekend.”
In 2016, Matthew banned teachers from writing in children’s books. A new approach was introduced and immediate, specific and effective verbal feedback was to be provided instead. The outcome?
Since then, Fast Feedback has been implemented in schools nationwide, featured in the press and turned into a book, published by Bloomsbury Education.
In this course, in collaboration with Big Education, we will share our story of how we abolished traditional marking and embedded Fast Feedback successfully; creating truly effective, independent learners whilst simultaneously improving staff wellbeing. With support from the current headteacher at Lavender Primary School and a teacher with day-to-day experience of the approach, we will also explore how you could embed something similar in your own context.
What you will gain from this course: