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The overall aim is to enhance the quality of students’ learning:


  • To encourage self-discipline and independent study skills
  • To develop The Big 5 of resilience, confidence, leadership, initiative and health
  • To actively research new content to enhance learning
  • To consolidate and extend work done in class
  • To practise and apply skills learned
  • To increase student’s knowledge and their ability to learn


Homework Club:

Our Learning Support Team run a daily homework club in the L21 computer room. There will be a member of staff there to help guide you and support you with any questions you may have.


Celebrating Outstanding Homework:

Key Stage 3:


Key Stage 4: 

Textiles and Fine Art

Key Stage 5: 

Textiles and Fine Art


In this piece studetns were given the task to create tonal observations of shells using only highlights and shadows. They had to also use the brown of the parcel paper as their mid tones. Some students chose to use chalk and charcoal for this, whereas others chose fine liner and white gel pen. They were tasked with drawing a series of observations either first hand or by using found images.

Yr 12 Art Example 1

 Yr 12 Art Example 2


How you can help with your child’s homework:

Type of Homework

What your child does...

...and what you could do with your child


The job is to remember certain words and connect facts, details or rules together.

Act as question master/mistress or a tester and quiz your child and then mark the results together. Help to improve their memory skills so they can retain the information and apply it to other situations.


Work already started in school is to be edited, developed and completed at home.

Look at the whole piece of work and perhaps make useful comments. Ask what the whole task is about and suggest some new ideas.


A matter of answering questions after a lesson's work.

Check the answers. Do they give the exact information wanted in the questions? Has your child conducted some extra research online or looked back in their books?


Searching for information on a given subject. Part of this homework might be done in the IRC in the student's own time or with the help of a study guide.

This is all about finding out, so don't do too much for them here! But encourage and help when they are stuck. It is obviously better to suggest where they might find the information than find it for them. You may wish to help with their independent research i.e. picking out the key bits of information they need.


Recapping a section of work for a test or an examination.

Get your child to explain the work to you. You ask the questions once they are ready. You can even 'mark' the answers if you like.

Reading ahead

Reading on ahead in a book or researching using the internet to get some ideas of what work is to come - and be ready for it.

Be aware of what they are doing in the subject at the moment; be interested in what he/she has found out.

Rough work

Here the students are asked to prepare for a lesson to come by putting ideas or information down on rough paper.

Suggest a starting point perhaps. Once finished, ask them to read the work to you. Even if it is rough


Here, students apply their skills and knowledge to show their understanding.

Ask questions, look back at the feedback and guidance they have received from their teacher and give them prompts – ask how they can improve their work.