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19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

Homework

The school values the work students do both at school and at home. Homework provides an opportunity for students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning through research into new topics prior to classroom learning (‘Flipped Learning’), by carrying out specific set tasks and projects, by completing work started in class and by  ‘reading around’ a topic to extend the class work.

Teachers provide opportunities for learning beyond the classroom by setting challenging homework which is appropriate for the age and stage of pupils, that consolidates learning, deepens understanding and prepares pupils very well for work to come.

To promote confident, self-assured learners with excellent attitudes to learning and pride in their achievements, best examples of ‘Amazing Homework’ will be showcased on departmental display boards, in reception and on the website.

Frequency of homework

A timetable has been produced for all school students showing the allocation of homework for lessons. In addition, homework timetables for all years include slots for ‘Independent Learning / Revision / Reading.’ These slots allow students to reflect on end of unit Progress Reports in order to choose for themselves a focus for extended learning. Students in all year groups are encouraged to read privately every day.

As a general guide:

  • Years 7 and 8 students can expect approximately 45 minutes homework each evening.
  • Year 9 students can expect approximately 60 minutes homework each evening.
  • Year 10 students can expect approximately 75 minutes homework each evening.
  • Year 11 students can expect approximately 75 minutes homework each evening.

Students should:

  • Copy accurately the homework details and note the date the work is due to be handed in
  • Do their best with each piece of work. If some of the homework is too difficult, try to obtain help – from a teacher or parent or peer
  • Whenever possible talk to parents or teachers or tutors about their progress and aspirations.

Parents are asked to:

  • Check the homework details are entered properly in the Student Planner, check its completion and sign weekly in the space provided.
  • Assist their child to organise his or her time to their best advantage so that homework is not left to the last minute or even forgotten.
  • Try to provide suitable working conditions at home (a quiet place).
  • Take a keen and active interest in their child’s work rather than just insisting that it is completed. A continual interest can make a huge difference to the quality of work produced and a student’s attitude towards homework and eventually their achievements in public examinations.
  • Give assistance, if required, but not do the work for their child.

In addition to their timetabled homework, at the weekend all students in Years 7-10 are required to complete the Assembly Competition as a PSHE homework to be submitted to their tutor.

The Planner

All students are provided with a planner at the start of the year.  This is the key vehicle for communicating homework activities to parents and should be used as fully as possible (other than simply to record what homework has to be done and the date by which it has to be done) for example:

  • To obtain a parental signature
  • To communicate (briefly) with parents, particularly where there are concerns over non-completion

The Homework Timetable 2017-2018 is currently being developed and will be released in September 2017.