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Feedback to pupils

We adopt a whole-class feedback approach at New Park Primary Academy, based on the evidence of best practice from the Education Endowment Foundation (2018).

  • The sole focus of feedback is to further children’s learning
  • Feedback empowers children to take responsibility for improving their own work
  • Children receive feedback either within the lesson itself or in the next appropriate lesson. The ‘next step’ is usually the next lesson

Teachers evaluate the work children undertake in lessons, and use information obtained from this to adjust their teaching. Feedback occurs at one of three common stages in the learning process:

Type of feedback

What it looks like


Immediate Feedback

Takes place in lessons with individuals or small groups

  • Often given verbally to pupils for immediate action
  • May involve the use of mini-whiteboards
  • May involve use of a teaching assistant to provide support of further challenge
  • May re-direct the focus of teaching or the task
  • May include highlighting/annotations to support individual children
  • Lesson observations/learning walks
  • Progress and improvements in books


Summary Feedback

Takes place at the end of a lesson or activity

  • Often involves whole groups or classes
  • Provides an opportunity for evaluation of learning in the lesson
  • May take form of self or peer- assessment against an agreed set of criteria
  • May guide a teacher’s further use of review feedback, focusing on areas of need
  • Lesson observations/learning walks
  • Self and peer-assessment


Takes place away from the point of teaching

  • Leads to adaptations of future lessons and whole class feedback
  • Often leads to redrafting extended pieces of writing
  • Whole class feedback sheets
  • Lesson observations/learning walks
  • Evidence in books of pupils editing and redrafting their work