Why is Home Learning Important?
Home Learning is shown on average to improve the rate of learning by 15%, which is about an additional year of learning throughout the school. (John Hattie) or an additional 5 months of progress (Educational Endowment Foundation).
In addition, independent work develops student’s self-management and independent skills in line with our core curriculum.
Access (New for 2021/22)
Students will need to access Office 365 and Bromcom. As a parent, you can access all Home Learning via Bromcom/MyChildAtSchool App or by web browser here. Students are encouraged to download the Bromcom Student Portal app or can log into the Portal using a web browser via this link.
Students need to access the Bromcom Student Portal. This video below shows how they can do this.
You can see your child's Homework/Home Learning on your My Child at School Dashboard as shown below.
All students have been given an Office 365 login and password which they can use to gain access to the Student Portal and Online Office Software.
Any IT issue you may have then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org where you will be asked a few questions to pass the safeguarding check.
Year 7, 8 and 9
Students in these year groups will have a Menu of tasks for each half term to complete with the following instructions for each Menu:
- Each menu lasts for Half a Term
- Students must complete a minimum of 5 Stars worth of tasks per menu – it is up to students which tasks they wish to complete to make up the 5 Stars
- Work must be submitted to their classroom teacher via Bromcom. This is to protect both students and teaching staff during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This can be photographs or documents.
Printed copies can be requested using email@example.com or dropping into reception.
Years 10, 11, 12, 13
All Home Learning Tasks will be set via Bromcom and follow the guidelines below:
planned and focused activities linked with what is being learned in class.
set to extend learning but not essential to learning i.e. if it is essential to the learning that must be done in class.
pupils should receive specific and timely feedback on Home Learning as part of the departmental assessment strategy.
all Home Learning Tasks will be set using Bromcom but links to work/resources via the Student Portal. KS5 Tasks may be set using the assignment function in Teams.
there is no maximum or minimum amount of Home Learning tasks set or scheduled. It is set according to where students are at in accordance with the curriculum