This page relates to routine home learning (homework). Information on our remote learning plan which we follow during periods when pupils are forced to work from home due to Covid can be found here:
How much homework should I expect my child to receive?
At Key Stage 3 students should receive a minimum of one piece of homework in the core subjects of English, maths and science every week. Whilst there is no set tariff for other subjects they should expect to receive homework at least once a fortnight in these subjects. Any single homework task should not take longer than half an hour for a pupil to complete.
At Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students should continue to receive weekly homework in the core subjects along with any examination/accredited courses that they are following. The time devoted to homework should increase as students progress through the school in line with their ability and the nature of the qualification course they are following.
The 'Homework' page in the 'Students' section of this website has a links to useful online learning resources for students to explore.
You can keep track of your child's homework using Satchel One, an online platform we use for setting and monitoring homework.
There are two ways to access Satchel One
Via the Satchel One website
Via the Satchel One app
This is the easiest way if you are using your phone, iPad or tablet. (Please note we are not currently using the Behaviour, Attendance and Detentions tools.
For both methods you will need your unique log-in, which is sent out at the start of each school year. If at any time you forget this then contact school and we'll send it out again.
This graphic shows how to use the app for the first time:
Help with using Satchel One
Useful resources providing guidance on using Show My Homework, including video guides, helpful presentations and tutorials can be found here:
Guide to using Satchel One on a desktop
Guide to using the Satchel One app
Helping with homework
You can support your child by:
- Providing a quiet place to work.
- Negotiating with your child when homework is to be done and encouraging them to meet deadlines.
- Making it clear to your child that you value homework and explaining how it can help them to progress.
- Checking the presentation and content of completed homework.
- Encouraging and praising them when homework is completed.
- Contacting school if you have any concerns over homework.
The following documents have more suggestions as to how you can support your child with their learning:
Helping your child with revision
Working TogetherBBC Learn and Revise