Home learning FAQsHOW DO I KNOW WHAT HOME LEARNING MY CHILD HAS BEEN SET AND WHEN IT IS DUE?
The subject and due date will be recorded in your child’s planner. Details of the homework will be outlined on Arbor app.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD MY CHILD BE SPENDING ON THEIR HOME LEARNING?
Conscientiously produced home learning correlates well with strong outcomes at GCSE and A Level. We want students to achieve a deep understanding of their curriculum and home learning helps them to consolidate and extend their learning.
In Key Stage 3, your child should be spending at least 2-3 hours a week on home learning each week.
At GCSE students will spend more time on their home learning, up to 1 hour each evening and 4 hours at the weekend.
At A Level, students should spend approximately 3 hours per week on each of their subjects
Students in all year groups are encouraged to read widely around their subjects to develop deeper understandings and to help their appreciation of the interconnectedness of knowledge.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT HOME LEARNING?
The first person to contact about home learning concerns are your child’s tutor or the head of the relevant department.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT MY CHILD WITH THEIR HOME LEARNING?
Provide a quiet space if you can and remove distractions such as phones or video games. Check your child’s planner and help them decide when to complete different pieces of home learning so that they hand them in on time. Test your child on spellings, vocabulary and times tables. Encourage them to read as much as possible.
If home isn’t a conducive place for your child to complete home learning, decide which days he/she will attend home learning club instead.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT COMPLETE HOME LEARNING?
Our intention for home learning is to support our students to embed good habits and train them how to work independently.