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 Key Stages 3 and 4, 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 accessed via http://themisbourne.satchelone.com. In Key Stage 5, homework is set via Microsoft Teams.
Homework is not routinely set across school holiday periods. 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 School Co-ordinator who can issue a PIN to reset the account.
Homework in Years 7 and 8
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.
We aim to give students 7 days between homework being set and the date of submission. Where the timetabling of lessons prevents this, accommodations are made to support students who may struggle to meet deadlines (e.g. sanctions are not set for first instance of missed homework in a half term so solutions can first be identified). If a student does not fully understand their set homework, they should seek support from their teacher well before the lesson, in person or via satchel:one.
Each homework activity in Years 7 and 8 should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Where students are struggling with their work and have spent 30mins attempting the work they are encouraged to stop working and seek further support.
As we operate a two-week timetable, all students have the same allocation of lessons across the fortnight but the weekly number may differ. Consequently, we indicate how much homework is set per fortnight as it isn’t possible to create a consistent weekly schedule.
|Subjects and Assignments per fortnight||Total Time|
|English x 2||Maths x 2||Science x 2||
MFL x 2
|DT / FPN x 1||History x 1||Geography x 1||PRE x 1||6 hours per fortnight|