Parents and carers have a vital role to play in their child's education, and homework is an important part of this process. To support pupils with their homework parents and carers are encouraged to:
- Help their child as and when they feel it to be necessary
- Discuss the work that their child is doing with them
- Provide them with a reasonably quiet and suitable place to do their homework in
- Enable their child to visit the library or use the internet as appropriate
- Talk to the school if there are any problems with homework set by speaking to the class teacher
The school subscribes to several online resources which pupils can use at home to support their independent study:
Pupils also complete three projects during each academic year which are set at the beginning of each term. Pupils then have the duration of that term to complete a project at home on a given topic and hand it in by the assigned deadline. One of the projects completed is the school’s flagship ‘People in History’ project whereby pupils research the lives of an individual and present a written project about them. A special assembly is held in the weeks following the submission dates, where the best project in each class is shared with the rest of the school. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly and will be informed if their child has been selected to present their project.