Homework forms an important part of the learning experience for a child. We expect students to take responsibility for their personal organisation and use their student planner to record all homework set and meet the agreed deadlines. A homework timetable has been created for each year group (please see below). Parents are encouraged to sign their child's planner on a weekly basis. Form tutors will do likewise to ensure homework is recorded and to monitor student organisation.
A supervised after school homework / study club is available to students in the school library each day from 3.15 - 4.30 p.m
The school believes that homework is central to the learning process. It aids coverage of the curriculum and can help raise achievement. Homework improves students’ study skills, independence in learning and consolidates and extends the work covered in the classroom. It also enables staff to check that students have understood the work.
Homework also provides a foundation for successful independent life long learning. Assessment of homework will form an important part of the overall assessment recording and reporting policy.
Homework will take a variety of forms and will reflect the differences between subjects and the topics being studied at any one time. It is seen as extending and enriching classroom activities and not just for the purpose of finishing class work. Types of homework might include; research, drafting, worksheets, sketching, drawing , designing, vocabulary, writing and reading, model making, simple experiments, revision, set questions, investigations and extended pieces of work. Please acknowledge that access to reference materials may vary from student to student.
If homework is set as a termly project please ensure that this is recorded in the planner so that parents and form tutors can see that homework has been set.