Our approach to homework is simple: we want a system that will help all of our students to know and remember more in the long term and truly be ‘the best that they can be’. Research conducted by the EEF in 2020 concluded that homework can result in five months’ additional progress. Our aim is for every child to achieve more and maximise their learning in school.
‘Need to Know’ Homework
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, students will be expected to complete 60 minutes of homework per day. The main aim of this homework is to ensure students remember what they ‘Need to Know’ about a specific topic.
This will be issued on ClassCharts (which can be found here).
This will include 25 minutes of self-quizzing using their knowledge organiser (further information about how to do this can be found in the Knowledge Organiser section of the website) followed by a quick Microsoft Forms test to check they have understood and remembered what they have learnt.
Students who complete their quiz will be rewarded with a positive point on the system.
Students who don’t complete the quiz will be given a negative point.
Four negative points will result in a homework detention. At this detention students will be supported to complete all their outstanding homework and catch up.
There are plenty of opportunities for students to use after school clubs to complete their homework at school, if they struggle to complete this at home.
Tips to help your child successfully complete homework:
• Monitor ClassCharts and engage with any messages home
• Set a regular time every day for homework
• Ensuring that your child has the resources needed
• Reminding your child of deadlines
• Making it clear to your child that you value the importance of homework, explain to them how it can help them to progress.
• Praise them for working hard
• Contact school promptly if you encounter any technical issues at home