At Maplewell Hall School we believe that learning extends far beyond the parameters of the classroom. Opportunities for learning at home and in the wider community are valuable opportunities for students to learn new skills and to practice skills learned at school. We believe that parents/carers play a vital role in home learning.
We value the support of parents/carers and we believe that this policy will be successful if there is a strong partnership between home and school which is reflected in the Home-School Agreement.
We as a school community have a commitment to promote equality. Therefore, an equality impact assessment has been undertaken and we believe this policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Aims and process
The purpose of homework at Maplewell Hall School is:
- To develop an effective partnership between the school and parents/ carers in pursuing the aims of the school.
- To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy.
- To exploit resources for learning, of all kinds, at home.
- To extend school learning, for example through additional reading.
- To encourage pupils as they get older to develop the confidence and self-discipline needed to study on their own, and preparing them for the requirements of Secondary School.
The following is applicable to students in Key stages three and four. However, additional home learning tasks for GCSE subjects may be issued at Key stage four.
At Maplewell Hall School we continue to strive to extend students’ achievements in the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy. Students are always encouraged to take their reading books home and to share them with parents/carers. In addition, students will receive 2 short pieces of homework per week which will follow a published rota and will consist of work set by one core and one foundation subject.