The aim of home based learning at our school is to promote learning beyond the school day as an essential part of good education. We believe that home based learning not only reinforces classroom learning, it also helps children and young people to develop skills and attitudes that they need for successful lifelong learning, such as good organisation and self-reliance. It should support the development of independent learning skills, including the habits of enquiry and investigation, and it should help to foster the role of parents and carers as co-educators of their children. We will make every effort to combat disadvantage, for example by considering the need for after-school study support with access to resources such as ICT and mentoring.
 
Government guidance recommends the following amounts of home based learning are set per day, and no more than:

 

Year 7 1 hour
Year 8 90 Minutes
Year 9 2 hours
Year 10/11 2.5 to 3 hours
Year 12/13 5 hours per subject


In some cases, staff will set longer term pieces of work to support students in developing independent learning skills.
 
School will ensure that:

  • home based learning is set in line with guidance and agreed standards
  • home based learning is marked promptly and in line with guidance and agreed standards
  • tasks meet individual needs, provide stretch and challenge and are well structured
  • students understand the purpose of the home based learning tasks
  • it is clear to students how their home based learning consolidates and extends the work they are doing in school.
  • home based learning is set to the home based learning timetable
  • home based learning is set and recorded on ShowMyHomework