Best Practice

Effective student feedback: Creating and using comment banks

Continuing her series on effective pupil feedback, Helen Webb looks now at using comment banks to provide students with better quality feedback while also reducing teacher workload

Last year I completed my MA in Education and my major project focused on how I could improve the feedback we give to students. I found that the technique I developed was easily transferable across different activities and subjects and it not only drastically improved the quality of feedback provided to students, but it also significantly reduced teacher workload and allowed students to progress more easily.

My literature review earlier in this series of articles focused on the issues surrounding marking and feedback (What does effective student feedback look like? Parts 1 & 2, SecEd, September 2016: and

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