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Bristol school gives up traditional marking of work

A secondary school in Bristol has decided to give up traditional marking of children's work. Credit: PA

A secondary school in Bristol has decided to give up traditional marking of children's work.

All 950 children at Bedminster Down School now no longer receive a grade or score for their work.

Instead they receive feedback from teachers in the classroom. Live marking is simply sitting with a student and talking through a piece of work; what has gone well and identifying areas for improvement.

Impact marking involves the quick identification of gaps in understanding so the next lesson is planned to close any gaps and provide stretch and challenge. Summative assessments are used to provide additional benchmarks for progress.

Teachers claim traditional marking has little or no impact on pupil progress.

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University Chancellor responds to election results

Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England Professor Steve West has announced that it is important that the University remains focused on its ambitions for the future as the indications point to a Conservative second term this morning.

Professor West wants the sector to be represented in Westminster although universities are usually politically neutral.

The University has a clear and ambitious strategic direction. Our responsibility is to work with our staff, students and partners to deliver the best opportunities and outcomes for our graduates through high quality, sustainable teaching and research.

Working with Westminster as well as our region will continue to be a priority for us to ensure we maximise our influence and commitment to creating an exciting and sustainable future for all.

– Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England

First report on SW education standards

School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West later this morning.

The Ofsted report will say that too many children are not doing well enough despite the growing number of good or outstanding schools in the region.

It will also compare the performances of individual local authorities.

School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West

First report on SW education standards

School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West later this morning.

The Ofsted report will say that too many children are not doing well enough despite the growing number of good or outstanding schools in the region.

It will also compare the performances of individual local authorities.

School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West Credit: ITV News West Country
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