We provide lots of opportunities for our students to consolidate, enrich and extend their learning. Our students receive logins to access and work through some excellent on-line learning programmes like Hegarty Maths, Accelerated Reader, EDUCAKE and many more.
Our students are encouraged to make use of our fantastic Learning Resource Centre that is well stocked with books and can provide a quiet space to work in after school or at lunch time. Extended learning and “homework” are not simply viewed as an out of school activity because everyone’s home is different and it may not always be easy to find at quiet work space at home.
At Outwood Academy Foxhills we view homework and the opportunity to extend learning beyond the school day as an entitlement. Homework and other extended study opportunities should consist of meaningful and worthwhile tasks or projects designed to extend the learning of the student outside the classroom and to:
Homework should be recorded in students’ planners. It should be recorded when the homework/coursework is due in. This is so management of time can be planned. Note on the deadline date that there is homework/coursework due in. This will enable both students and parents/carers to review the planner each evening to ensure that students meet each deadline for the following day. In addition Year 11 students will be provided with individual timetables for after school consolidation sessions in the form of a sticker on the planners.
Homework should be meaningful, interesting and worthwhile. It should support development of the specific course and also qualities, skills and attributes. It might consist of:
The amount of homework set will be dependent on the subject, year group of the student and the nature of the work:
Homework deadlines may vary depending on the subject, year group of the student and the nature of the work: