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:
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.
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 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.