At Wolfreton, we believe that homework can make an important contribution to a student’s progress in school, significantly improving independent learning skills, educational performance and attitudes to learning. We support the view that homework is an effective way of involving parents in their child’s learning and of enabling staff in school to work in partnership with parents. Many of our parents tell us that they see homework as a valuable and essential part of schoolwork.
Homework is set regularly by class teachers. However, our homework policy supports professional judgement and the belief that homework should add value and not simply be set for the purpose of being set.
At Key Stage 3 students can expect to receive homework from subjects with 2+ hours of curriculum time each week. In subjects where students only have a single hour, homework is more typically set fortnightly.
At Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form, homework is set each week by class teachers.
Home learning will vary in nature and is likely to include questions, investigations, research work, learning for assessments and both written and practical tasks.
All staff are encouraged to upload the homework tasks set to Frog to enable parents and carers to discuss the work set with their children.
The Library is available for students to complete homework at the end of the school day and support can be sought here, as well as from class teachers as required.
Parents are able to access Doddle Parent, which allows you to see your child's progress in different subjects. Subjects are broken down into individual skills, and your child's teacher will give him or her a rating — red, amber, or green — based on their understanding of this skill. As a parent or carer, when you log in you can see all of these ratings in one place. This helps you to:
- See exactly how well your son or daughter is grasping skills, according to their teachers
- View their skills ratings in the order they were most recently rated, to get an idea of their progress
- Understand the specific areas in which they might need a helping hand
GCSEPod is another online resource that provides revision podcasts on every topic in most GCSE subjects. Login information is provided to parents by the school.