To ensure pupils are the best that they can be and using homework as a tool to support this.
To provide purposeful and regular homework which enhance the pupils’ learning in school.
|Year 7 Time Allocation||30 mins-1 hour per evening|
|Year 8 Time Allocation||30 mins-1 hour per evening|
|Year 9 Time Allocation||1 hour per evening|
|Year 10 & 11 Time Allocation||1-2 hours per evening|
Role of Parents in Homework:
Parents can support their child by regularly logging onto Google Classroom. Google provides parents with a weekly update as to what homework has been set and when it is due to be handed in.
If you have any issues regarding homework, you can message teachers through Google and if this is not satisfactory contact Mrs Haniak or Miss Woosey by phone or email. We also have a guide to accessing Google Classroom that will support you in navigating around the system:
Guide to Accessing Google Classroom
Furthermore, you may need more help using Google, Google Classroom or Google Drive. If so the link below will take you to a YouTube playlist offering short videos to go through the following tasks:
- Help signing into Google.
- Logging into Google Classroom.
- Logging into Google Drive.
- How to check what homework/assignments you have.
- How to complete homework/assignments.
- How to communicate with a teacher.
YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyJE5vo6wbTjpW5VIfEf8tyV19ASA5t_5
Tips for Parents:
1. Try to ensure pupils have the correct equipment to allow them to complete their homework to the best of their ability
- Pencil crayons
2. If purchasing this equipment is an issue please contact the school.
3. Ensure your child has a school bag big enough to carry A4 books and a PE kit.
4. Try to encourage your child to “back” their books. This can be done using magazines/wallpaper to avoid the books getting “scrappy” when they are taken home.
5. Ensure your child has a quiet place to work for 30 minutes-1 hour a night undisturbed. This space is available at school.
6. Try to encourage pupils not to leave homework until the last minute (through tracking on “kanexion”).
7. Always ask why homework has not been completed and take actions to ensure this does not happen regularly.
8. Try to be involved in your child’s homework and ask them questions about it.
9. Look through your child’s book to see what learning is happening.
10.If there is a valid reason as to why your child has not completed homework please send in a note.
If you have any concerns/need support don’t hesitate to contact teaching staff, we are here to help.