The demands made by the national curriculum at key stages three and four mean that students will only be able to achieve their best if they are prepared to work regularly and conscientiously at home as well as in school.
Regular homework is therefore set for all students in all subject areas in order to develop independent learning skills.
In year 7 students should expect to complete around an hour of additional work at home each evening in a variety of subject areas. As they progress with us and begin to work toward their GCSEs this will increase.
Homework set by our teaching staff may include one or more of the following tasks and activities:
- Speaking and listening
- Problem solving
- Developing ICT skills
The amount of homework set will vary according to age and the learning needs of individual students. Learners are encouraged by their teachers to keep a record of the work set in their student planner and we would encourage parents to check it regularly and sign it. We encourage our boys to discuss their homework with their parents/guardians to promote family involvement in the learning process.
Tutors and teaching staff may use this planner to communicate with parents/guardians and vice versa.
If parents have any concerns or issues with the level or amount of homework being set please contact form tutors in the first instance:
LIST OF SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.