General observations

  • Does the work show general adherence to the Presentation Policy?

  • Samples of numeracy

  • Comment:

  • Is there a generally clear Learning Objective?

  • Is there evidence of a general pride in the work in terms of presentation and condition?

  • Is the handwriting appropriate for the age group:
    KS1 Correctly formed letters, consistent sizes
    Lower KS2 As above, with some evidence of correct joining
    Upper KS2 As above, with consistent correct joining and developing a flowing style

  • Close up photos of typical words/sentences

  • Is the teacher's own handwriting cursive and of a model standard for children?

  • Add media


  • Are the numeracy books up to date in terms of marking?

  • Is the written feedback generally accurate, positive and developmental?

  • Is the numeracy marking in line with the policy?

  • Sample of numeracy feedback

  • Is there evidence of effective Assessment for Learning conventions?

  • Is there evidence of age appropriate written dialogue between the teacher and child, with older children using the green pen method?

  • Is there evidence of differentiation of work?

  • Is there evidence of targets being actively used and addressed?

  • Is work generally finished?

  • Does the work appear to be pitched correctly for these children?

  • Do the tasks appear to be varied, imaginative and engaging?

  • Does there appear to be appropriate and broad curriculum coverage?

  • Is there clear evidence of progress?

  • General comments:

  • Key strengths:

  • Even better if....

Comments from staff:

  • Comments in response to observations:

  • Monitored by

  • Sample of written dialogue

  • Examples of effective assessment for learning

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