The vast majority of student attending Corley Centre have a diagnosis of Autism. This is taken into account when reviewing and implementing policy procedures.
Purposes of Homework
- Offers additional learning time to help students achieve higher standards.
- Enables students to review class work and check that they have understood it.
- Enables students to prepare for future lessons through individual research.
- Gives students the opportunity to reinforce their skills by practising them.
- Offers opportunities to develop problem solving skills.
- Extends student’s learning and widens their experience.
- Enables student’s to pursue individual interests in subject areas.
- Helps students to develop study skills – including time management and planning.
- To take into account students autism and the affect this can have on working at home.
Parents can support students in completing homework by:
- Ensuring that positive working conditions for completing homework are available at home. This could include space with a desk or table, good lighting and no distractions.
- Support school in helping students understand that homework is an important part of their academic progress.
Amounts of homework
- In KS3 a half termly ‘menu’ of homework based around a theme will allow students to develop their learning skills. The ‘menu’ will cover a broad range of curriculum areas and offer opportunities for students to complete homework in a variety of styles allowing them choice of task.
KS4 and KS5
- Up to one hour per week for each accredited course including English, Maths, Science, PSHE, Options.
Supporting at home:
Students who do not complete homework
Corley Centre recognises that due to the needs of our students the completion of work outside of school can be a source of anxiety and conflict.
- Homework completion is positively encouraged and rewarded. This may be through the giving of SPLATS, comments shared in Celebration Assembly, notes home to parents or strategies individual to each student.
- Parents/carers should seek support around homework issues from the students’ Pastoral Mentor. Non completion of homework will be discussed with parents.
- There are no consequences for not completing homework.