I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or examples of how they have reduced or at least made manageable their marking workload. As a science teacher, I have to mark practical work, maths and extended pieces of writing and at the start of this year, there was "big" push to attempt to make our workload more manageable. However, since then there has been a steady erosion in this policy and an increasing shift back towards judging our teaching through the quality of the feedback and presentation of books rather than content. As a result we are pretty much having to deep mark our books. In science we already spend many many hours a week marking and now it would appear this needs to be increased. But i can't help but feel that there must be another way to a) effectively provide feedback and b) satisfy Ofsted and non subject specialists. So I thought I'd put it out there, see if anyone has any bright ideas. The only limits are you cannot mention stamps or verbal feedback.