All teachers give set amounts of homework each week:
- Year 1 – approximately 1 hour per week (plus daily reading)
- Year 2 – approximately 2 hours per week plus daily reading)
- Year 3 – approximately 3 hours per week (plus daily reading)
- Year 4 – approximately 3 hours per week (plus daily reading)
- Year 5 – approximately 4 hours per week (plus daily reading)
- Year 6 -approximately 1 hour per night (plus 20minutes reading)
- Year 7-approximately 1-1.5 hours per night (plus 20 minutes reading)
- Year 8-approximately 1.5 hours per night (plus 20 minutes reading)
- Year 9-approximately 1.5-2 hours per night
- Year 10/11- approximately 2-2.5hours per night
- Year 12/13 – depending on task
Students should not be exceeding these timings on a regular basis, although special events or competitions may be in addition to the above.
Communication with parents/guardians
- Parents/guardians are welcome to talk to teachers before or after school hours about relevant educational issues. If longer discussions are required, parents/guardians are asked to arrange a specific appointment time.
- Parents/guardians of a student are welcome to communicate any concerns or comments they may have through the student diary/organiser.
- Twice yearly parent-teacher meetings take place each academic year.
- These meetings are a time to for parents/guardians to meet teachers and discuss students’ academic progress or other issues.
- Progress reports are sent out twice per year.
Learning resources are provided on a weekly basis on Google Classroom for parents to access in order to help support their child’s learning at home. There are always a wide range of resources available for parents including songs and videos which makes the learning interactive and fun for the children in all the year groups. All Early Years Students receive a library book to read at home with their parents which is changed weekly. In Reception, the children also have access to Bug Club which is an online literacy program designed to support the effective and engaging teaching of reading for young children.
Parents are encouraged to read with their child at least once a week and then record how they performed in their Reading Records. Homework is only set towards the end of Reception when the children are capable to complete it independently and to prepare them for Year 1.