Feedback for Learning

At the Hastings Academy, we use marking and feedback to have one purpose: to help pupils make better progress and achieve good outcomes.

We use feedback to:

  • Praise and share good practice
  • Challenge students misconceptions
  • Support students needing further assistance

Feedback at the Academy can come from both teachers, the students themselves or from other students.

At The Hastings Academy, we do our utmost to ensure the students are able to act on feedback all the time. We are strong advocates of LIVE feedback as we believe it is far more powerful if feedback is given quickly and in a timely manner. We enable pupils to take an active role in their learning as know that when pupils are told to take a more active role in monitoring and regulating their own learning, the pace of their progress increases.

We use many formative and summative assessment strategies to support our leaners.

  • We share all learning intentions and criteria for success
  • We promote the use of oracy and have effective discussions
  • We provide feedback that moves pupils forward, though formal ‘marking’ using medals and missions as well as use of mini-white boards, showing exemplar work, targeted questioning, regularly circulating the room
  • We use pupils as instructional resources for each other
  • We encourage all Pupils to be owners of their own learning

When pupils are told to take a more active role in monitoring and regulating their own learning, the pace of their progress increases.