Homework is set regularly because it gives students the opportunity to consolidate learning and helps them develop important academic skills needed to be successful in their subjects. It also helps our students to become confident and independent in their learning, which will help throughout their time at school and beyond. Evidence has shown that students completing homework to a high standard improves outcomes (EEF T&L Toolkit, 2020).
Homework is set purposefully by each curriculum area and will always be referred to in future lessons and acknowledged, used or assessed as appropriate. In Years 7 and 8, homework is set on a rota basis to support students in their transition to secondary school and to help them develop skills of organisation, time management and resilience.
All homework is set via Satchel:one, supporting students' organisation and allowing family members to view homework via computers or mobile devices. Homework can be access via http://themisbourne.satchelone.com.
Homework is not set across school holiday periods. As part of our school enrichment programme, a range of suggested activities are shared with students to further their personal development and students may choose to participate in these during school holidays. Where appropriate, academic intervention activities may be set on a targeted basis over school holidays following discussion with individual families. Similarly, it will often be necessary for students with pending examinations to plan revision or coursework completion over school holiday periods while also ensuring ample time for relaxation and family activities. Where any concerns arise, families are encouraged to contact the school to discuss the matter and arrange appropriate support.
If your child or any family member has forgotten their Satchel:one login details, please email your child's school base or ask them to speak to their Smaller School Co-ordinator who can issue a PIN to reset the account.