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20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

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.