At Buile Hill Academy, we recognise the importance that parents and carers can have on their child’s progress through supporting them with their learning at home. Our students are set homework in all subjects and for Key Stage 4, a homework timetable is established to ensure clarity for our students. As a guide, we expect students to engage in one hour of independent study each day after school. This can be through formally set homework, further reading and research or through revision and consolidation of existing work that the students have completed.
Our teachers plan homework tasks based on the principle that students should continue to work on their retrieval of knowledge outside the classroom and practice the skills that they are developing in their lessons. With that in mind, each key stage is given a guided amount of independent learning time each week:
Key Stage 3: 20 minutes per week per subject
Key Stage 4: 1 hour per week per subject
This year we have introduced a new online learning platform called Satchel One, which includes a homework app called ShowmyHomework.
Show My Homework is an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. It will allow you to see full details of the tasks your child has been set, all their upcoming deadlines and any submission statuses or grades recorded by their teacher.
We have chosen to introduce this system to improve our parental communication and to give you greater visibility into the homework we set. We also hope it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management and ability to keep on top of their workload.
If you or your child have any questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to visit the Satchel One help centre at help.satchelone.com.