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Home Learning

Welcome to the Home Learning page of our website. Home Learning is an umbrella term we use to describe a range of activities that our students complete and take part in at home:

  • Revision and intervention (additional support for students and their parents/carers to help prepare for examinations)
  • Remote learning (when the school is closed/partially closed e.g. lockdown, inclement weather etc)
  • Traditional homework (set by class teachers using our Homework Key)

Revision and Intervention

We have embraced new ways of working and learning over recent years which has enabled us to look afresh at how we organise our support for students when it comes to revision for examinations. Previously, students stayed beyond the school day to attend a ‘revision class’ but we felt that this arrangement was not always convenient for the young person or their parents/carers. If a student wished to attend an extracurricular club or a parent needed to collect their child at the end of the school day, then a valuable learning opportunity would be missed.

To remove this barrier, we had a complete rethink about the way in which revision classes are delivered. Using Google Classrooms, our approach is now more of an ‘on demand’ service! Please allow Mr Linley to explain in the short video below.

Our students are used to accessing their various Google Classrooms but we appreciate that parents/carers may need a little more support to understand the technology. If this is you, please watch the support videos on our Google for Education page.
We would also like to draw your attention to a brilliant resource called Revisewise. This site provides support and guidance for students in both KS3 and KS4, along with advice for parents/carers in the section called Parent Zone. The examination season is always going to bring with it some worry and concern; this is normal and only to be expected! Revisewise also provides some really useful tips on how to manage these feelings and emotions. Check it out by clicking on this link ReviseWise.

Remote Learning

As during the pandemic, there may be times when we need to ensure that our students are able to continue their everyday learning from home; this is called remote learning. Over the past two years, professionals and students have become very familiar with this way of working and we don’t want to lose this proficiency! That is another good reason why we continue to make so much use of Google Classrooms.

In the event of a full or partial school closure, we will do our utmost to maintain the very best provision we can under the circumstances. You can read more about what this would look like by viewing our Remote Learning Policy on our Policies page.

You can find out more about Google Classrooms and how they work by clicking on the Google for Education page.

Homework

Homework is an important requisite for children and young people becoming self-regulated learners. At the same time, we don’t wish to waste their time and recognise that well-rounded students will also take part in any number of extra-curricular activities both in school and beyond. It was for this reason that we created our Homework Key.

The Homework Key is intended to encourage variety and at the same time make explicit to students the purpose and rationale for each piece of work being asked from them.

Students are encouraged to record the homework type in their planner to allow parents and carers the opportunity to understand and appreciate how it will benefit their child’s learning and progress.

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