Why Homework is Set
The Academy believes that a good, well-managed homework programme helps our students to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning.
Homework is highly beneficial because it helps develop these skills:
To enable students to manage their time and work to set deadlines
To practice the skills they have learnt in the classroom and develop their independence and resilience
To prepare for knowledge tests, big assessments and their GCSE Examinations.
What Homework will my child receive?
Passion Projects are a new initiative which allow students to achieve and excel, producing projects at home which cover a different cross-curricular focus each half-term. These are optional, but students completing the passion projects will be recognised and rewarded, with the opportunity to share their work through parental showcase sessions. We had our first passion project in the Summer Term and were wowed by some of the submitted work. We are excited to see what our students produce this half-term!
How can Parents Support their Children?
We ask that parents support their children by seeing that home learning is done conscientiously and in the best possible conditions. Facilities and conditions that are conducive to study include:
Access to a suitable place to study and away from distractions, including mobile phones, computer games or the TV. Research shows that it can take at least 15 minutes to return to a state of full concentration after a text message or phone call has distracted us
If there isn’t somewhere quiet to work at home, encourage your child to use the LRC
Encourage your child to spend a set amount of time each evening on homework and take an interest in what they are studying.
Accessing and Recording Homework
All homework will be recorded by teachers. All resources that the students will need to complete the work will be uploaded to ClassCharts. Students will be able to see all submission deadlines and should plan their work around these deadlines. Parents/Carers can also see these deadlines on their Class Charts accounts.