This year, we are changing our home learning model.
To support and encourage our students to be independent learners with a strong set of transferable skills, we have taken our Flipped Learning and Expert Learner programmes and reinforced these by reintroducing home learning set by class teacher.
This has been designed to help fill in some subject knowledge and skill gaps, specifically created by lockdown.
The model will involve the reintroduction of academic homework, which will focus on the consolidation and interleaving of content from the prior academic year. This will allow the diagnosis of gaps and misconceptions in a subtle way for students, allowing staff to then personalise students therapy to address it. It is envisaged that the year’s homework programme will contribute significantly to the closure of the gaps generated through the school closure and accelerate students’ progress.
In addition to this, students in Year 7 and 8 will have still Flipped Learning to complete, which is an essential aspect of their character development and active teaching of positive behaviour. For our Year 7 students, they will recognise the style of Flipped Learning, as the activities we set will mirror the style of the Transition activities we undertook in the summer.
The school works on a two-week timetable and the model proposed will allow all the subjects to set academic homework once in a fortnight. Work will be set on a Monday evening before 5.15pm. Core subjects of English, Maths and Science will set work on a week A and other subjects will set work on a week B. Click below for the full timetable. Students will then be given one week to complete the work.
For student who do not have access to ICT as home, the ground floor IT room (008) will be open, available for all to use, and staffed by a Baysgarth member of staff after school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting from Tuesday 22nd September.
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