Home Learning

Home Learning

The academy views home learning as an essential part of the educational provision for students. Not only should it provide time for students to reflect upon the day’s learning, it should also help students to recall and practice key knowledge and skills required both for their current studies but also the next phase of their education.

As such, teachers will set homework that:

  • Links to the current scheme of learning;
  • where possible, is set prior to learning so the home learning has meaning in future lessons;
  • is clear and has specific instructions (where possible instructions videos for more demanding tasks);
  • is regular, meaningful and proportionate – all of which encourages completion;
  • is engaging and compelling.

Setting home learning

  1. To enable parental support, teachers will ensure that students record homework and a deadline clearly in the student planner.
  2. Teachers will help student programme independent revision (using their knowledge organiser) in the student planner in between homework being set.

All home learning will be validated, and rewards given in line with the school policy – students should feel proud of work completed independently at home.

Knowledge Organisers

All students are provided with half-termly knowledge organisers. These booklets contain the key information students need to know to be successful in the scheme of learning they are following in lessons. Students will be taught in assemblies, tutor time and lessons how to best use the knowledge organisers and build an understanding of the revision and memory techniques which underpin them.

Checks will be conducted to ensure students have their knowledge organiser in school, they keep them in an appropriate condition and are completing the tasks set out to help learn the knowledge on the back page of each document.

Click here for a parental guide to support your child use their knowledge organiser effectively at home.

Follow these links to the Autumn Term Knowledge Organisers

Year 7 Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 Knowledge Organiser

Year 10 Knowledge Organiser

Year 11 Knowledge Organiser

Parent involvement

Parents have a considerable contribution to make to students’ success at school. At the academy, we encourage parents to support their children with home learning by creating an environment and routine at home to enable home learning to be completed. Parents should check the student planner on a daily basis to see what homework has been set for their child.

If there is no homework to complete, parents should ensure that their child engages with the information and tasks in their knowledge organiser. The table that follows sets out the minimum required home learning that students should complete to support their learning in school.

When independent revision is completed by their child, parents should sign the planner to confirm they have witnessed them complete the revision and sign their reading logs, where appropriate.

Homework and Independent Revision Frequency

Year Subject homework time guidance Weekly Fortnightly Half Termly
7 40 min per weeknight minimum
or, if no homework has been set
20 min independent revision using knowledge organiser and 20 min reading for pleasure
Mathematics Science
English
Modern Foreign Languages
Art & Design
Geography
History
RE
Drama
Music
ICT
Technology
8 50 min per weeknight minimum
or, if no homework has been set
25 min independent revision using knowledge organiser and
25 min reading for pleasure
Mathematics Science
English
Modern Foreign Languages
Art & Design
Geography
History
RE
Drama
Music
ICT
Technology
9 60 min per weeknight minimum
or, if no homework has been set
30min independent revision using knowledge organiser and
30 min reading for pleasure
Mathematics Science
English
Modern Foreign Languages
Art & Design
Geography
History
RE
Drama
Music
ICT
Technology
Year Subject homework time guidance Weekly Fortnightly minimum
10 75 min per weeknight minimum
or, if no homework has been set
if no homework due 75 min
independent revision using knowledge organiser
Mathematics Science
English
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
11 90 min per weeknight minimum
or, if no homework has been set
if no homework due 90 min
independent revision using knowledge organiser
Mathematics Science
English
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4

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