Following staff consultation and a parent focus group meeting, the following practices will be in place from September 2019 in order to further improve our homework strategy.
Rationale for Homework :
Overriding Principles :
A summary of the Homework programme can be found by clicking the link below:
WES Homework 2019
Years 7-9 Blue Books – key principles:
For reading books, students have an option to either use a book of their own choice, or select one of their Accelerated Reader books from the term. Accelerated Reader books are provided by the Library and distributed during English lessons. To select these books, students undertake a star reading age test within lesson, giving them an age and zone they should get a book from; therefore, supporting individual differentiation throughout the homework.
To support the completion of the homework, the school will provide each pupil with a high quality hard backed project book at no cost. Pupils are expected to maintain the highest standards of presentation in these books, and they will need to be replaced at a cost of £5 if they are lost or damaged. Ultimately, this is an opportunity for your son/daughter to produce a creative record of their developing literacy skills, and should be maintained with pride.
Each literacy project will now be available in 2 bands – a HOT menu, and a MILD menu. Tutors will guide pupils to the appropriate level.
Parent Guide 2018-19
Students are encouraged to show high levels of creativity and presentation, here are some examples of last year’s work: