Home learning is a vital part of academic performance, learning and recall and is something we take very seriously at the Academy. We have formulated a homework timetable as part of our continued drive to improve academic standards. The rationale behind this is to help manage student workload, to provide a clear focus for each evening and to provide a clear and precise timetable for you and your child to follow. Homework will be allocated on a set daily basis (based upon the government guidelines of what students should be doing each day after school). Homework will be allocated either as a paper copy or via Microsoft Teams depending on the subject or teacher.
You will notice that if students keep to the daily timetable in Key Stage 3, they don’t have to work on Friday or over the weekend. This, however, also allows a buffer if students do need to spend a little longer completing their tasks if necessary. In Key Stage 4, homework is reduced on a Friday and once again weekends are kept for family time. Whilst obviously students will have the opportunity to utilise this time for exam preparation when appropriate. Students need to record their homework on the appropriate day in their Student Planners, parents are required to sign the planners each week, as well as their Form Tutor. We are hoping that by creating this timetable students will show greater independence but will also find it easier to manage their workload (a life skill that they can carry with them into further education and the world of work).