Wade Deacon High School

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At Wade Deacon homework is set as we see it as one of the principal ways in which student achievement can be raised. The benefits of doing homework must be instilled at an early age in all studentss, so that independent home study becomes routine.

 

Purposes of Homework

 

There are many reasons for setting homework, examples of which may include:

 

to encourage and develop self-discipline, study habits and a range of skills in planning and organising time

to allow reinforcing, extending and consolidating of work done in class

to give students experience of working on their own, and to develop in pupils a sense of responsibility and commitment to their own learning

to involve parents/carers as partners in education

to prepare for test/examinations

to further challenge, extend and support all students of all abilities and talents

 

Parents/Carers should:

 

Support their child with homework as much as possible and ensure a quiet working environment for this to be completed.

Provide equipment and materials to aid completion of homework tasks.

Sign the learning journal weekly to ensure students are recording and completing homework on time. In this way, homework becomes an important channel for home school dialogue.

Contact their child’s personal tutor if they have concerns over homework.

Please use the links below for further information and resources to support your child.

 

The Role of Students

 

At every stage, students should recognise the value of homework, and be fully aware of its capacity to improve learning.

Students should record all homework in their learning journal accurately with a date for completion.

Students should complete all homework, on time and to the best of their ability.

Students should plan their programmes of study, to ensure that their workload is as evenly spread as possible.

Students should seek appropriate support to ensure that they are able to complete tasks set for homework from their class teacher or other appropriate adult.

 

Teachers & Personal Tutors

 

Class Teachers will issue and monitor regularly, homework undertaken by studentss whilst ensuring that instructions are stated clearly.

Teachers will also ensure time is afforded to record homework in the learning journal.

Personal Tutors will ensure homework is being recorded effectively.

 

Amount of homework

 

The recommended homework time is around:

 

Year 7             45 minutes to 1 hour each day (please note this is a minimum).

Year 8             45 minutes to 1.5 hours each day.

Year 9             1 – 1.5 hours each day.

Year 10           1.5 – 2 hours each day, more at weekends and over holidays.

Year 11           1.5 – 2 hours each day, more at weekends and over holidays.

 

Sometimes teachers will need to set extra homework. Should the occasion arise when students are set no homework, parents should make sure some academic work is undertaken – reading, revision, etc.

 

Resources

Please use the links below for further information and resources to support your child.

Please use the links below for further information and resources to support your child.

Homework Resources

Guide for Parents - Helping with Homework

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