At George Abbot we believe that homework has an important part to play in helping students progress. Studies suggest that homework can add between two and eight months progress to a student’s learning (Education Endowment Foundation) .
Homework is set for students in each year group. We expect the volume to increase as they move through the school.
Teachers will choose when it is most beneficial to learning to set any homework in the week. Research shows that this allows homework to have greater impact on learning. Where ever possible teachers will try to give students 5-7 days to complete tasks. However there will be times when this is not always possible or appropriate and shorter timescales for completion may be set.
Students can access the gallery and USIC to make use of the facilities available. These venues are supervised. Hours as follows: Gallery is open from 8.00am – 8:30am, break time and lunch time. USIC is open 8.00am – 5.00pm with homework club for all students based there from 3:15pm.
We use Show My Homework (SMHK) to record and communicate homework. This makes it easy for staff, students and parents to work together to support learning outside of lessons.