Home Learning is essential for several reasons.
- It encourages students to develop investigative skills, to use their initiative and to be more independent in their learning
- It enables students to consolidate and extend what they have learned in the classroom
- It gives students an opportunity to talk about their schoolwork with their families
- It enables students to check their own progress
Teachers will set students homework according to the Home Learning timetable. Parents and carers should treat statements from their children such as "I don't have any homework" with extreme caution.
Teachers will follow a schedule designed to ensure that the amount of homework students receive remains manageable. The frequency with which subjects set homework will reflect their weighting in the school curriculum.
We recommend that students in Year 7 build up roughly 20 to 30 minutes per subject per night. This will increase gradually as they progress through the school. Families are likely to find that students do better if they establish a settled routine based on working at the same time in the same place every evening rather than trying to complete everything in one go at the weekend. Students' planners will provide a clear guide regarding home learning set and when it is due. Students will also have access to this through their Bromcom login.
Home Learning will not normally be done during lesson time but may be completed under supervised conditions at the end of the conventional school day. The Learning Resource Centre is available for students to use each day until 4.15pm