King James' School


Welcome to the section of our website devoted to feedback at King James´s School. Feedback has a high priority for us and we know that, done well, it has an enormous impact on students´ learning and progress.

The Sutton Trust ( states that ´providing effective feedback on pupil´s performance, encouraging students to think about their own learning strategies, and getting pupils to learn from each other... can increase pupils´ performance by an extra eight or nine months in a school year.´

After a year of consultation and research, we have developed a new feedback policy at King James´s School which came into effect from September 2015. You can see a copy of the letter we sent at launch here. The policy itself can be seen in the downloads section at the bootom of this page but, in summary, it covers the following key areas:

  • Verbal feedback
  • Written feedback
  • Peer- and self-assessment
  • Literacy feedback
  • Presentation feedback
  • Student feedback

We are currently building up portfolios of good practice to enhance our continuing professional development in school. Some examples of feedback will be shared in newsletters with parents to help illustrate our policy in practice. The first newsletter for parents covers written feedback and can be seen here, and the second newsletter for parents which covers peer and self assessment can be seen here