Home Learning Timetables
Why We Set Home Learning?
At Ash Manor School we believe Home Learning is key to supporting our students achieve the highest possible outcomes. Home Learning not only challenges students to develop skills learnt during school but also develops independent, resilient learners. With the changing nature of examinations and the focus on ‘deep learning’ Home Learning is essential for consolidating and developing learning that takes place in the classroom.
We have provided some useful links for you to read at your leisure:
• Home Learning findings from the PISA 2013 report
• Home Learning matters by Headteacher Guru
• Holiday Home Learning
• Success against the odds at 14: how both parents and schools make a difference
• Hattie research - Invisible learning
How much home learning should your child expect to receive per week?
Your child will receive two items of home learning per week from the core departments of English and Maths. Foundation subjects will set one item per week. A timetable for Key Stage 3 Home Learning will be available to download shortly.
How do I know what home learning my child has been set?
All students are provided with a School Planner and they are expected to record all home learning set in this along with a description of what the home learning is and the date it is due. In addition to this the school uses a programme called Show My Homework, which allows parents and pupils’ access to all Home Learning set.
Access can be via the school website (using the toolbar at the top of the page ‘ShowMyHomework’) or via downloadable apps.
The students can access their personalised home learning area by inputting the same login information that they use at school, either through the app or by the website. Parents can use the email they have registered with the school and by clicking the ‘forgot your password’ button.
Please contact your child’s form tutor if you are having problems viewing the Home Learning set or contact the schools main reception to your register your email address.
What happens if a child does not complete home learning set?
As we strongly believe that in order for a learner to make good progress study outside of the classroom is imperative, Home Learning detentions are set for students that fail to complete it. Any student that fails to submit an item by the deadline set will automatically receive a 1 hour detention that same day from 3.00-4.00pm (2.10-3.10pm for Years 8, 9 and 10 on a Friday). Any student that defaults on home learning on more than one occasion a week will be assigned to Study 6 for 2 weeks.
What support does the school offer to help my child with Home Learning?
Study 6 is available all week Monday – Friday in Room 111 from 3.00-4.00pm. In Study 6 there is supervised help and support from teachers as well as access to computers and a quiet learning environment.
In addition to Study 6 the LRC is open each afternoon from 3.00-4.30pm. This also provides a quiet working environment and access to books and computers.