We’re very clear here at Ridgeway High School that homework matters.
The homework timetable is very simple: one homework, per subject, per week.
Homework extends what is covered in class. Homework helps teachers to assess how well students are doing. Most importantly of all, homework develops independent learning skills. After all, in GCSEs, only one person is sitting the exam – and that’s the student! But we also know that homework is one of the biggest causes of arguments at home.
So that’s why we have improved our Homework Club provision and we want as many students as possible to attend. It’s open for all year groups and runs until 4.45pm every day of the week. It is staffed by teachers, with teaching assistants on hand to provide additional help and support. After a breather, a drink and a biscuit, the focus in Homework Club is very much on helping students to complete homework on time and to a high standard. Based in a classroom, a quiet and supportive working atmosphere is assured.
• Specialist support from teachers and teaching assistants
• A quiet working atmosphere
• Open every day of the week until 4.45pm
There are also staffed study support sessions running for Year 11 every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with a specific focus on revision skills and on building up your revision folder.
It is a good idea to create a routine. A certain amount of time will be spent doing homework every night. If your child claims to have no homework, there are always other things s/he can be doing to support learning. For example:
Reading a book, magazine or newspaper – BBC Bitesize – My Maths
Please ensure that your child takes care of his/her Planner. This is where homework is written down. We ask that you sign the Planner weekly.
All homework is now uploaded onto the VLE. You can access the VLE at any time via the school website, using the same log-on details your child uses to access the school network. The VLE is personalised to every child in the school. By clicking onto a particular subject, you or your child will see exactly what homework has been set. Any additional resources required to complete the task will be attached.
Should you have any concerns or queries about homework, do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor, mentor or pastoral support leader.
Alternatively, you can e-mail Mr Waterworth, Assistant Headteacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org