Homework & Rewards

Homework & Rewards

We believe that homework and rewards form an important part of students' learning.

Homework

Subject teachers will set a variety of forms of homework, and students should record the tasks set in their planners.  
Students are not given a homework timetable, so they will need to plan their time to ensure that the amount of homework is evenly distributed during their school week. Students should ensure that they meet deadlines as set by teachers, and are expected to take an increased responsibility for their own learning, including homework, as they move up the school.

It is helpful if parents/carers can provide a quiet working place at work and a routine each day to allow time for homework.  Please support your child in completing homework tasks to a high standard by checking your child's planner regularly and discussing their homework with them.  The provision of high quality homework is central to our commitment to providing opportunities for independent learning and for on-going constructive feedback. 

We believe that homework should:

Homework could be set as a one off task per fortnight, alternatively, it could be a series of 15 minute tasks set more regularly – depending upon the nature of the subject area. In order to avoid students receiving an overload of homework, we are committed to giving at least 48 hours for the completion of any task.

Parent/carers can support students by:

Rewards

All the College staff is committed to recognising and celebrating the achievements of all our students. We are here to encourage self-belief in our students so they strive to be the best that they can be. Our system of rewards intends to acknowledge success, to motivate students to do their best and to share their successes with parents/carers.

Students are motivated when:

Our system of rewards intends to acknowledge success, to motivate students to do their best and to share their successes with parents/carers.

Teacher administered reward points
Teachers will administer either 1 or 2 rewards points to students using the criteria below.  Teachers may decide to award a faculty certificate which for truly outstanding work.  Students would receive 3 points for this reward.   

Level 1 Reward (1 point) Demonstrating excellent effort or progress
High quality class or homework
Being helpful to a fellow student or staff member
Persevering through a challenging situation
Level 2 Reward (2 points) Consistently excellent effort or progress
Outstanding class or homework
Valued contribution to the college outside of lessons e.g. at an event or extra-curricular club
Level 3 Reward (3 points) A faculty certificate will be issued home for truly commendable work/effort/progress/contributions


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automated Rewards
Students will receive additional reward points for excellent attendance and no negative behaviour entries. 

100% attendance over 4 weeks, cumulative over the year e.g. 1 point first, 2 second, 3 next and thereafter. 1 point
No negative behaviour entries over 4 weeks, cumulative over the year e.g. 1 point first, 2 second, 3 next and thereafter 1 point


Markers for Success

 

As students accumulate points through teacher administration and automated point scoring they will be able to view the current point score via the intranet and remote access.
Students will move through the threshold levels which will also be visible via the intranet.
Students and Parent/Carers will receive an electronic certificate every time they move to a higher level. 

Matt Merry
Assistant Principal
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Dominic Fullman
Assistant Principal
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