Homework is an essential part of the learning process. We look for parental support in helping to make sure that homework and assignments are completed when required in addition to the 30 minutes to one hour of reading or revision per week, which is expected of all pupils.
Homework is important because it:
- helps to consolidate and extend what is learnt in the classroom
- helps teachers to assess students’ learning
- develops individual learning responsibility
- develops research and revision skills
- prepares students for GCSE study
At both Key Stage 3 (Years 7&8) and Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11), your child should expect homework at least twice a half-term and to a maximum of once a week from most subjects. Tasks will vary according to subject and year group. Some teachers share this on MS Teams, although please be aware, this is not all subjects. All students are expected to record their homework in their planner.
You can help your child with their homework by providing them with a reasonable place where they can work, or by encouraging them to make use of the school’s resources. You can also help by checking that homework is recorded into your child’s planner and encouraging them to meet homework deadlines.
Students can find support with their homework in Trinity, Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 4pm. The ICT rooms are also open at break and lunchtime for students who need access to a computer.