All teachers had co-constructed success criteria. One focused on reading comprehension using a retrospective technique – what did you do first etc. Also an ‘every time you write you must…’ poster has improved writing across the curriculum
It was particularly good for editing criteria. Children become more independent with increased pride and fewer hands up for help. It can slow the pace of a lesson in maths.
Separating the context from the learning intention had led to transferrable skills being created and used.
Comparing a good and bad example was very useful and tried by all teachers. Children struggled at first but now are better at really thinking about what they are looking for.
For a lesson children were asked to create success criteria by comparing two examples and asked to decide which was better and why. The class was split and it led to a huge discussion with reasoning skills about the quality of writing being analysed and expressed.Bethan
Handwritten charts of success criteria seem to be more effective than typed.
One teacher used thinking squares for children to say what they know about at the beginning and the end of the topic as well as reworking the first piece of work for the topic. Children really like this and can see what they have learnt.
Used with three questions to show progress was really powerful as children had to self-reflect on what knowledge they had gained.