Homework is an essential part of learning. Staff set homework through "Show My Homework", an online system of recording homework that allows parents/carers and students to see homework set by different teachers and subjects across the year. It also gives a calendar of homework to support students to organise their time and work commitments.
Show My Homework allows for a range of different assignments to be set, with attached resources or worksheets as part of the assignment as needed. Often assignments will ask students to:
- practise and master the skills learnt in class or learn facts
- prepare for the next lesson by researching in readiness for a new topic
- undertake longer pieces of work or projects
- undertake tasks that cannot be done within school lessons
Other options on Show My Homework include multiple choice quizzes to reinforce and check learning and spelling tests based on audio files. The "class test" (coloured purple) option is an opportunity for students to use resources set to revise and prepare for tests or examinations, or consolidate and recap previous work. These class test options can be used at any time during the year to review and recap work previously covered.
Show My Homework has many facilities to help you support your child's learning. It lets you see the homework set, the dates these are due, the completion of homework and any associated grades.
The school has homework clubs each day from 2:50pm in the school's Learning Resource Centre. These are open to all students of any age who want some help with their homework; want to use the resources in the library or who simply want a quiet place to complete homework. ICT facilities are available for homework and coursework. Students need not stay for the whole time, though they are welcome to do so.
If homework is not completed the action taken will depend on, for example, the previous homework record of the student or whether there were difficulties in completion due to lack of understanding.
It is also recognised that there may be occasions when it is difficult for individual students to complete homework at home. If this is the case, parents/carers should write a note of explanation to the subject teacher in the students' book or by separate note. The school will react to individual circumcstances by providing practical support such as a quiet area for the completion of homework.
However, where there is no good reason, then students will be expected to complete the homework; it is likely that this will be accompanied by a detention. Repeat offenders will be placed on homework report and/or supervised homework sessions as appropriate.
Details of homework expectations and the amount of work that your child should be set can be seen at the bottom of the page. You can also check the amount being set by using Show My Homework.
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If you have any concerns about homework, please click here to contact the relevant year team
School Uniforms Essay
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