Marking tools for secondary teachers

Sian Evans
20th April 2016
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Time-saving tips and templates to encourage efficient marking

Marking is a time-consuming, but essential, part of aiding your students’ progress by giving individual feedback and tracking their work. 

We’ve picked a handful of resources which offer ways to mark more efficiently, and hopefully save you some time, without diminishing the quality of feedback.


  1. Think pink: Interactive feedback marking guide £4
    Use the colour pink to create a dialogue between your marking - where you highlight a question, correction or extension - and your student, who can reply to your specific query in their books.
  2. Marking codes
    Save time by converting standard marking comments into a pre-determined set of codes that balance targets, study skills and praise.
  3. Feedback grid
    Develop your feedback over several lessons with this well-structured grid that allows students to track what they have achieved so far and where they can improve.
  4. Dyslexia-friendly marking guidelines
    Utilise these colour-coding techniques for dyslexic learners to provide them with manageable feedback, specifically addressing what can be improved, as shown in the clear examples.
  5. DIRT information pack £3
    Get pupils to take action to improve those niggling Spag errors and take in the comments on their marked work using these detailed directed improvement and reflection time resources.
  6. Feedback compendium
    Focus your students' attention on key skills with this comprehensive list of targets, appropriate for all subjects.


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