Homework

Homework is an integral part of School life and a vital part of your child’s learning. Evidence suggests that working outside School hours improves and deepens understanding and develops the essential skills involved in learning independently: such as resilience and initiative.

Homework also supports securing class learning into the long term memory.

At Lawn Manor Academy pupils will be set homework once per week by each subject to be completed as a minimum expectation.

Year 7 will not have homework set for the first 3 weeks of term as we launch pupils and parents onto Arbor – where we will be setting homework from now on.

The homework for years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be set using Show My Home Work on Satchel One as normal for term 1.

We will move all pupils to Arbor at the end of Term 1 and the start of term 2. Please look out for communication about this changeover on text and via email.

Homework support will be offered by all faculties for pupils that need help with homework, in addition pupils should speak to their teacher if they have an issue completing a particular piece of work – this must take place before the deadline. We take a clear line on non-completion of homework: if the work has not been handed in by the deadline then pupils will be given a one hour detention that day. If the homework has not been completed to the required standard, then the class teacher will contact home to discuss the appropriate next steps.

ICT and reference facilities are available in the Library every lunchtime and after school until 4pm and in most faculties at appointed times. There is access to the internet and the school email system for each child to help with completion of homework.

We actively seek parental support to ensure that homework is completed on time and to a good standard. You can check all homework issued and whether it has been completed by looking at SMHW / Arbor regularly.