Well organised home learning plays a vital role in raising standards of achievement and developing successful lifelong learners.
What students can expect
- Students will experience a range of learning tasks matched to what they are learning.
- These will include consolidation exercises, practice, preparation, research and independent projects.
- All project work will have clear milestones following the agreed home learning timetable for the class.
- Tasks may be personalised to suit students’ abilities or a range of options offered.
- At KS4 and KS5, home learning tasks will also include coursework, controlled assessment preparation, exam practice and revision.
- We now use ClassCharts for home learning. Follow the link to the website: https://www.classcharts.com/ and log in using the details that we email to parents. If you would like these re-issued or help with it please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How often they can expect it
- At KS5, home learning will be set every lesson, up to a maximum of 3 hours per day.
- At KS4, home learning will be set every week for each subject, up to a maximum of 2 hours per day.
- At KS3, home learning will be set weekly for core subjects and fortnightly for foundation subjects, up to a maximum of 1 hour per day.
How will you know if your child has home learning to do
- Students need to check their home learning every day on ClassCharts. They should plan ahead and make a note of home learning deadlines. This is particularly important if a piece of work is set over two or more weeks, or is an ongoing home learning task that may be updated. All of this can be checked on ClassCharts.
- Please do check on ClassCharts as detailed above.
Feedback on Home Learning
- Teachers are expected to give feedback on home learning promptly. Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding this.
- Feedback will take a variety of methods including peer and self assessment, oral and written comment from the teacher.
- It is the teacher’s responsibility to manage the non-completion of home learning, liaising with parents where necessary.
- All academic reviews have a range of four descriptors on home learning efforts: Excellent, Good, Inconsistent or Poor.
We value your feedback on all elements of home learning. Please contact us by email, telephone or in person.