“Homework is not an optional extra, but an essential part of a good education”. -1999 White Paper, Excellence in Schools
Homework (remote learning) is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement.
Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of work of each curriculum area.
Homework enables students to:
Each subject will aim to set two retrieval based quizzes per half term, to be accessed and completed via google classroom. You need to open the quiz using a google browser or download google forms.
Departments will also aim to set a minimum of one additional homework during each half term to accompany the retrieval based quizzes. This will be specific to each department and relate to the key stage that students are currently studying. Further homework may be set by departments throughout the school year at their digression.
Expectations: When, how much and by whom?
High quality homework and a good work ethos should be sensitively praised in class. Rewards can be posted via ClassCharts.
The role of the student
The role of the Form Tutor
The role of the Class Teacher
The class teacher controls the direction of homework and the nature of tasks undertaken.
The teacher will:
The role of the Departmental Leader
After school Homework club is available to support students with their homework or issues relating to it. Each subject has a designated day that they will provide specialist support (on the timetable below) after school. However, students are welcome to attend S1 any day of the week for generic homework support with the teachers and departments available that day.
Upon arrival to homework club students must scan the QR code in the classroom to register or inform the teacher present that they are there for homework club so they can registered.