Home Learning

Vision

Home Learning is study students at TMHS do outside their normal school hours. The purpose of home learning is for students to develop and deepen their understanding, skills and knowledge and thereby gain greater independence in their learning.

Rationale

Home Learning is essential for the development of our students and should be valued as such by our students. Home Learning can and should take numerous forms to give our students a variety of different ways to extend their learning. This should be done in a way that is personalised to them and affords them a variety of ways of developing their learning outside of school hours. It is also an ideal opportunity for students and teachers to engage in a dialogue about the student’s learning, how they can improve their learning through redrafting, responding to their teachers’ marking and take a pride in the work they produce. Home Learning is an extremely important aspect of how we learn at Temple Moor.

Learning outside of the classroom students will also develop important skills such as researching and independent enquiry. Home Learning also helps students to develop skills such as time management, organisation and planning which will help all students in becoming life-long learners.

Supporting your son/daughter’s Home Learning.

Please try to provide your son/daughter a quiet place where they can successfully complete their Home Learning. Please check their planners on a regular basis to ensure they are writing down the work set.

Students should receive between one and two hours of Home Learning each evening.

Each faculty will provide your son or daughter with Home Leaning opportunities that are:

• Regular
• Planned
• Enquiry Based
• Creative
• Independent
• Collaborative
• About learning skills
• About learning content
• Engaging

Each week parents/carers and Form Tutors will sign students’ planners and check that their Home Learning tasks have been completed.

How does the school support Home Learning?

Home Learning Club

All students have the opportunity of attending Home Learning Club every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm until 4:30pm. This is supervised by a suitably qualified member of staff who can also help support students with their work. This takes place in the library and students can use all the ICT facilities available. All students attending Home Learning will also receive additional rewards.

If when checking your son/daughter’s planner you become concerned that they are not receiving enough Home Learning, you should in the first instance contact the relevant teacher or Head of Department who will act upon this. If you still have concerns please contact the relevant Head of Year.