Home Learning

From the start of the Autumn Term 2016, we are implementing a new policy for home learning which will support all pupils in achieving the success they desire in subjects across their curriculum.

Letters and timetables have been sent to parents, setting out exactly when their children will receive homework dependent on year group.

In years 7 and 8, pupils will receive home learning once every two weeks for each subject that they study. This will be due by the following week.

Additionally, pupils in years 7 and 8 will be required to read weekly, as part of their accelerated reader programme which will support their progress in this crucial skill.

In years 9, 10 and 11, home learning in English, Maths and Science will be set every week. Home learning in option subjects will be set every other week.

All pupils will be given support and time to be able to complete their home learning to the best of their ability. This support will be provided by their teachers and our Inclusion Assistants.

However, should children not complete their home learning, teachers will follow a set response. Information on this has also been sent to parents.

We really appreciate parents’ support as we enter the second year improving the learning and teaching that children receive at St Aldhelm’s Academy and if you have any questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Beng, Leader of Teaching And Learning.

Any parents with concerns about their child’s ability to complete the homework that has been set should contact their Head of Year directly who will agree a plan of support.


Home learning policy final

Home learning timetable Final


Thought of the week

George Bernard Shaw What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.


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