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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

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.