Essential C21st Teaching Skills


The realistic and practical guide to what does and does not work
About this course

Has your school had marking and feedback noted as an area for improvement by inspectors?

Do you want to ensure that your systems and practise in marking and feedback are genuinely effective in improving the quality of pupils’ work?

Do you want an understanding of what inspectors see as good practice in this area? (This includes new superb feedforward strategies)

The course will demonstrate how to implement all of the above in a practical and hands-on day. Strategies proven to improve classroom performance through enhanced marking and feedback will be explored and displayed.


Course Outcomes:
  • Cutting edge marking and feedback strategies that really do work
  • Marking that is as effective in terms of teacher time and pupil progress
  • Marking that works for the teacher, the pupil, the parent and inspection
  • An understanding of the new feedforward, as well as feedback strategies
Course Outline:
Marking versus feedback

What the research says – setting the ‘Cat amongst the pigeons’

The difference between marking and feedback

What is formative feedback?

The challenges that come with formative feedback

Feedback and feedforward

The seven ways of delivering feedforward

The case for checklists rubrics

Skills Matrix

Forgetting the fads and gimmicks such as ‘Purple pen of progress’

Advance feedforward techniques

Metacognitive marking

Formative Dialogue

The path to mastery learning through feedforward

Next steps

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“Once again, Dragonfly have run an amazing CPD course in our school. I love the interactive nature of the courses.”

Laura Cahill , Le Cheile Secondary School

Spot on! Really well delivered with relevant content. Plenty for us to chew over. Highly useful.

Deputy Head , Badminton School

"Steve had a great way of presenting, bringing both practical and valuable ideas. Showing a good knowledge and experience of the course content."

Head of House , Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong

"Excellent, detailed and useful ideas that will help us move forward as a school towards a more proactive way of marking and feedback. Lovely trainer - I really enjoyed it."

Year 5 Teacher , Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong

"Was really useful, lovely to be able to share ideas in a really positive environment."

Cover Supervisor , Waverley School

"My time with Mr Steve Chapman was absolutely mind-blowing. My idea of good teaching technique was further broadened. The session was educative and very imparting."

Teacher , St Saviour's School Ikoyi

"I had such a wonderful time with Mr Chapman. Not a boring moment at all. The different sessions were an eye-opener to how I can be the best facilitator of learning."

Teacher , St Saviour's School Ikoyi