Here at Regents Park, we believe that home learning is an important part of students’ progress. It can support and extend the learning in a classroom, develop independence and establish positive routines in preparation for GCSE revision.
Home learning is set regularly using Google Classroom. Students have been issued with their logon details and passwords as well as class codes. This enables them to see tasks, access teacher resources and links and complete online. Students can, of course, complete home-learning in a written form if they prefer.
For Year 7s, part of our transition process is to support students in managing home learning. To this aim, the ICT Curriculum begins with lessons on accessing and using Google Classroom effectively. In Year 7 and 8, students will be set home learning in all subjects. English, Maths, Science, MFL, History and Geography will be set weekly, whereas the other subjects will set fortnightly tasks.
In Years 9, 10 and 11 all subjects will set weekly home learning activities.
The type of activity and time required to complete will vary according to students’ needs and abilities. SEND students can access additional support in room 12 where a support club is held. The school library is open before and after school as well as at break and lunch. Students can use resources here to complete homework, including ICT. Specific computers are designated for Google Classroom and the librarian is there to support.
Home learning will be tracked and monitored and students’ effort will be rewarded with achievement points, certificates and rewards.