Please find the attached documents and brief below to outline our approach to home learning for Year 9 and 10 students at Bluecoat Wollaton.
As you know, we are a school with very high standards because we want every member of our academy ‘family’ to have access to the best quality education, and the best possible future opportunities. All the while, we are also very mindful of supporting each member of our community and valuing their personal and social development and wellbeing.
In the current context of a period of extended home-learning, we want to ensure we strike the appropriate balance between providing the standard of education you have come to expect, but also be mindful of the totally altered context we now find ourselves in. We have taken on board the feedback you have provided so far, via Year Leaders and the ParentMail survey, and will continue to adapt our approach in line with this where appropriate. We are aware that the home-learning environment is new for everyone to acclimatise to, and lots of families have a variety of issues which makes this complicated.
The work set by teachers should be completed by ALL students in Year 9 and 10 on the basis that we want to ensure no student falls behind their peers academically, and their brains are challenged appropriately.
However, we know that in some circumstances, completing the academic work is not the priority for a household. We trust the judgement of you as families, that you will take your personal context in consideration. We are not looking to add pressure to hardworking, conscientious students who aren’t able to keep up with work due to home circumstances. Where this is the case, all that we would ask is you discuss your context with your Year leader(s).
For further guidance on:
- how much work students should be doing each week
- what type of work students are being set
- how work will be set/communicated
- feedback & submitting work
- the role of a parent/carer in home learning
Please open the relevant document below.