Research has consistently shown the positive link between completing home learning and a student’s overall performance.
By valuing home-learning, pupils are afforded the chance to practice skills and consolidate understanding of work covered in the classroom and achieve their very best.
At KES we value more than just grades and want our students to leave us as well rounded individuals ready for the adult world.
Home learning enables students to develop good study habits; develop self-discipline, independence and the ability to take responsibility for their own learning.
In order to aid the completion of home learning, and to ensure that parents and students have full access to all the necessary information regarding the home learning set, we use a website called 'Satchel One' (formally known as Show My Homework). When a piece of home learning is set, teachers are expected to add the task (and any additional resources) to Satchel One.
Parents and students are issued with login details for Satchel One, which allows access only for the homework set for that individual. All home learning tasks can however be accessed, without using a login, by applying filters to the whole school home learning calendar on Satchel One. Parents (and students) can also download the Satchel One App.
Students are also issued with a home learning timetable, which can be used to help students to manage their time and to plan when they will complete each home learning task. A copy of the current home learning timetable is available to view and download below.
The best place to complete home learning is in a quiet study area, without distraction. This may be in the school library, in a bedroom, at the kitchen table. At KES we offer an after school home learning club if your child is struggling or needs a quiet place to concentrate.
Students will all additionally be provided with a log in to the Revision platform Senecalearning.com. Some of their home learning task may be to complete retrieval based quizzes.
Please see the video and guide below which show how to log in and use this platform.
If a parent has a concern with any home learning set, or would like additional advice as to how to support their child in the completion of home learning, please see the FAQ section below or do not hesitate to contact the school.