Dear Parents and Carers
Once again we are starting a school year with a new Ofsted Inspection Framework. One of the many changes is a shift in the emphasis on homework. The Outstanding descriptor makes reference to,
‘…challenging homework, in line with the school’s policy and as appropriate for the age and stage of pupils, that consolidates learning, deepens understanding and prepares pupils very well for work to come.’
Whilst we believe that the current policy has proved effective for many of our children in engaging them in home-learning, sparking their curiosity and supporting a positive view of self-motivated study, we are undertaking a review in light of the change of emphasis.
As such, we would like to seek your views, which will be used together with those of the pupils and staff, to create a revised policy which meets the demands of the new framework and supports a positive pupil perception of home-learning, without over-burdening families.
To start the process, we would like you to complete a short online questionnaire – details below – about the practicalities and your aspirations for homework, by Tuesday 6 October.
If you have any questions, or have difficulty accessing the survey, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mr S Carr
To complete the survey paste the link below into your browser (or click it if you’re reading this online).