Homework – Home Learning

It is school policy to set homework learning via Class Charts. Log in details can be obtained via the Head of Academic Progress for each year.

Parents and carers are asked to check and sign the student planners on a weekly basis. Home learning is reviewed at regular intervals throughout the year.

Home Learning is set for a number of reasons:

  • It encourages students to work independently and develops the skills of lifelong learning
  • It allows for activities which we could not easily cover in school time
  • It links school to home life
  • It helps to keep parents and carers in touch with school work
  • It is essential for older children if they are to cover examination courses

The amount of home learning set may vary between subjects and some learners will take longer than others over the same piece of work. Different learners in the same group will also not necessarily be set the same work.

Learners will receive two types of home learning. Teacher directed tasks; this is when the teacher formally sets work, with a deadline for completion. Self directed tasks; this will require more independent and self-disciplined work from learners. The teacher may start the work and ask the student to continue the task over an extended period of time. Sometimes a task is given which needs teacher monitoring (e.g. learning words, remembering facts etc) or learners may be asked to read and research an area. Parents and carers are asked to take an active part in encouraging and monitoring independent work at home.

Homework Club

Homework-Club-Logo-300x281Homework Club is open from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday in the Access to Learning Centre and is open to all students as a drop-in, as and when they wish to use it.
The club offers access to Laptops, printers and all of the school resources.

The aim of homework club is to support any students through current and future projects and to help them develop skills such as time management.

We also work with the SEN department and Pastoral staff to identify students who would benefit from joining homework Club for a period of time for support with organisation and completion of tasks. This will be managed with parents and carers.

If you have any questions about homework club, please contact Miss Tompsett directly on tompsett.c@mar.mmat.org.uk.