Westfield Sports College
Home learning is used to consolidate, enrich or extend learning beyond lessons. In addition to supporting many essential aspects of the curriculum home learning should develop independent learning and time management skills in students.
The Role of College…
Meaningful home learning will be set on a regular basis in all subjects in all year groups, at least on a fortnightly basis. The length and complexity of home learning tasks may vary but should increase as student’s progress through College. Home learning will be marked with appropriate feedback and rewards given for quality and effort. Teachers will inform you when your child fails to complete a piece of home learning.
The Role of Students…
- Write down home learning in your planner
- Check on the college website what home learning should be completed
- Be sure all home learning tasks are clear; don’t be afraid to ask questions if necessary
- Set aside a regular time for studying
- Find a quiet, well-lit study area
- Work on home learning independently whenever possible so that it reflects your ability
- Produce quality work
- Make sure assignments are done according to the given instructions and completed on time
- Set a regular, uninterrupted study time each day
- Check the college website to see what home learning should be being completed
- Establish a quiet, well-lit study area
- Monitor your child’s organisation
- Help your child to work to find the answer, not just get it done
- Be supportive when your child gets frustrated with challenging home learning tasks
- Contact the teacher to stay well-informed about your child’s learning progress
- Discuss home learning issues with your child when they fail to complete home learning tasks
The Role of Parents and Carers..
Parents and carers with queries or concerns over home learning in particular subjects should contact the appropriate Subject Leader in the first instance. A full list is available from the school website. In the future, much more home learning will be set and completed through Moodle, the College’s on-line learning platform. This will also enable parents and carers to monitor the setting and completion of tasks.