Homework

This academic year we are changing the overall process of how our homework is set, delivered and monitored. We are introducing, year group by year group, an on line system called ‘Show My Homework’ (SMH).

This process began in September with Year 7 and SMH will be launched for Year 8 to use in January 2017. Our Year 9 will have their launch at Easter 2017 and KS4 next September 2017.

Show My Homework is a system that allows staff to set and track homework on line in a more rigorous manner, whilst giving parents the opportunity to check that their youngster/s is/are completing their tasks on time and consistently.

All students, parents and staff have been allocated individual log in details in order to access SMH. If you have any technical issues please use the following link Click Here

It is advisable that the students complete their homework on computer/laptop/device which has Microsoft Office installed on it, in order to access the software needed for completing tasks. However, mobile devices can be used to check and track homework tasks.

Therefore, it is advisable to download the free SMH ‘app’ onto your phone/device and your son/daughters to receive homework alerts and easier access to the SMH website.

Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervisHomework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement, developing study skills and preparing students for the new GCSE courses that are now more examination based.

Not all homework is done at home; in fact, for some pupils who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available at school, it is necessary or desirable to carry out the task at school in the Homework rooms. These are ICT5 and the LRB Media suite.

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