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After reviewing the latest research into good practice in homework, we are refreshing our approach with an emphasis on setting work outside of lessons with a clear purpose and that either extends, consolidates or assesses learning in class, or feeds into the learning of the next lesson.  As part of this refresh, work set outside of lessons will now be called Personal Study.  Students should expect a variety of tasks some of which will be marked, and some of which will feed into their next leaning.

We believe that Personal Study should be purposeful, relevant and accessible. Teachers will give students clear guidelines on how long they should spend on a personal task and they will have at least 48 hours between setting of the task and the due date to avoid feeling overburdened.

As a school we value parental feedback and have therefore arranged an email address where you are able to leave comments about the change to Personal Study and to ask questions where required. If you have any comments please email – and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.


Examples of purposeful Personal Study

Research to extend understanding. Exam questions Preparatory reading.
Problem solving Writing own questions and developing revision activities. Self-assessment of work before redrafting or rewriting.
Application of a skill to a new or unfamiliar situation. Responding to EBI targets. Pupils set own tasks based on progress through individual projects.


Our Expectations

The amount of Personal Study tasks set will vary according to how often a subject is timetabled, but on average, will be about every 3 to 4 lessons.

Teachers will respond to the task as appropriate but it could be could be verbal, written or through using the Personal Study task in an activity in the following lesson.