Feedback for Learning

There are no open events scheduled for this topic. It may be run as an open event again in the future. Alternatively, we can run it as a bespoke internal event for your organisation.


Improve student learning & progression by using feedback more effectively

Developing and delivering well structured, highly focussed and effective feedback offers the biggest impact on student progression and achievement of any teaching and learning strategy.

Consequently it is one of the key criteria Ofsted use to measure outstanding teaching and learning:  ‘learners understand how to improve as a result of frequent, detailed and accurate feedback from staff following assessment of their learning’.

For feedback to be truly effective it needs to focus the student on what they have done well and specifically what they need to next to maintain their progression.  It needs to be tangible and transparent, easily understood, user-friendly and referenced to the students goals and targets.  It also needs to be timely, ongoing, consistent and friendly.  This is not easy, even for the most experienced teachers and trainers.

Most teachers and trainers will give feedback but most offers little benefit and much will actually be counter productive.  This workshop considers when and how feedback should be delivered and provides templates and toolkits to help participants develop and structure delivery of their feedback, in ways that genuinely help student learning, progression and achievement.

For Whom

This fast-paced, highly practical workshop is designed for all those who have to work with groups of children and adults. This workshop is designed for Teachers and Trainers from Academies, Secondary Schools, FE Colleges, Local Authorities and Independent Learning Providers.  The workshop will also be of interest to those working in HE and/or commercial training departments or even operational managers who need to stimulate more effective discussion within their teams.

The workshop will also be of interest to managers and lesson observers who are responsible for and/or involved in developing the quality of teaching and learning within their organisational environment.

Workshop Aims and Objectives


1. Current Practice and Understanding
Session one explores participants understanding of why the use of group feedback is fundamental in supporting effective learning, the approaches currently used, and how where and when they have proved effective.

2. Assessment and Feedback
This next session focuses on reviewing what effective feedback involves, how assessment and feedback are extrinsically linked?

3. Developing skills around effective feedback
Session three focuses on the development of the skills required by teachers and trainers to ensure their feedback supports and motivates students learning and engagement.

4. Plenary, questions and answers
The final session provides for a final review of the key learning points and provides an additional opportunity for participants to ask about any issues that are still outstanding.

Learning will be facilitated through:

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities