Green Pen Marking

What is green pen marking?

It is a specific form of marking by children to move their learning
forward, where the children takes responsibility for improving their
own work, alongside the teacher. The whole school is involved in this
and as a result we have improved the consistency of marking &
feedback across the year groups and school.

What does Green Pen Marking look like in at HGPS?

  1. Children mark their own work in green pen. Teachers mark in purple.
  2. They use green pen to improve/up level their work.
  3. Children reflect on their own work and identify their learning/understanding in a green cloud.
  4. Green pen marking helps children to move their own learning forward.

For example:

  1. What Went Well (W.W.W.)
  2. Even Better If… (E.B.I.)
  3. Stars & a Wish KS1 & EYFS
  4. Green pen marking (GPM) can involve the school marking symbols.
  5. GPM can be used against a WAGOLL (success criteria checklists)
  6. Growth mindset (GM) learning can be reflected in GPM, eg: GM vocabulary-persevere, co-operate GPM relates to the WALT (We Are Learning To…)/WAGOLL(What A Good One Looks Like).
  7. Time is allocated for the children to carry out GPM effectively on a daily basis, to respond to their teacher’s comments/peer marking/to improve their own work.
  8. GPM is used for an assessment question(s) at the end of a lesson/unit.
  9. GPM is used in books across the subject areas to help raise standards across the curriculum.
  10. Consistently used across the school by all staff.

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