I received a letter from my agency for the new term with some polite reminders of what I am supposed to be doing in schools (because those 6+ weeks made me forget basic etiquette clearly) but one thing I noticed was that it said I should mark all work set for the class. After initial consideration I presumed this meant for long term bookings but I've now seen a couple of people on here say something about marking work before they leave for the day. I've never marked work on day to day, although I was very conscientious about it if I was doing a week or more at the same school. I mean, the logistics can often be difficult to do it - one school I'm in I could be in three different buildings on site and then across town to the second campus for the remainder of the day. I would find it impossible in that situation to do all the marking. Doors get locked at break and lunch, so no chance to do anything then. The classroom you're using may be used by 4 different teachers in one day so you're shooed out immediately after the lesson and then the work set gets buried under a massive file of god knows what. I know there are also times when you can be in the same class for the same teacher but surely there's no consistency to advising work gets marked after every lesson. For one, every school has a different mark policy, so how can you know whether you're doing the right thing. I suppose it's possible I've had a rant over nothing and misunderstood the situation but I'd be interested to know if I haven't and if people are managing to mark on day to day, as clearly I will have to modify my approach.