As a school we recognise that we need to have a clear and consistent home learning policy. I have recently consulted with teachers who have provided feedback on what they feel is an appropriate policy whilst recognising the different ages and needs of different students.
We believe that Home Learning is important because:
We have recently invested £4000 in a new home reading scheme which is banded so that the students are guided to books that they can access and that will challenge them. This is in conjunction with a new whole school library which was developed this year.
We are recommending the following for Home learning however would appreciate your feedback before we confirm our policy:
Lower school home learning per week:
Middle school home learning per week:
Upper school home learning per week:
To provide parents with clarity about what is being given each week we will be buying home learning books so that the pupils/teachers can write in what the homework is and when it is due to be handed in.
We do recognise that for some students the idea of doing school work at home can either cause anxiety or in some cases conflict and should this be the case we are very happy to work with those parents to agree what is best for their son/daughter.