Homework at Beacon Academy
Understandably there may be worries about the amount of homework in secondary school. There will be a considerable difference compared to primary school. We need to get students and parents/carers used to working at home. This supports the development of good habits of home learning that will pay dividends over the 5 years of school to the end of Y11!
Things we use for homework at Beacon Academy
We use a digital platform called ‘Satchel:one’. This might also be known as Show My Homework. Teachers will set homework tasks on this and students and parents/carers will be able to access this via an app or computer at home. You can click here to find the QR codes for downloading the app for parents/carers and students. You can see a guide of how to logon for students here. Satchel:one logins for parents are shared as a code from the beginning of Y7. If you would like a reminder of this, please contact the Beacon Academy office. Satchel:one will be used to explain to students and parents/carers:
- What the homework task is;
- Who the task is set by/which subject;
- Where to find the task (on other websites/homework apps), what to do, how to complete it;
- How to hand in the work.
We have a whole homework policy that you can read here. The point of the policy is to layout expectations for homework and includes a timetable of days set and other useful information about websites we use and how to log on. Some of the homework sites we use include:
- Sparx Maths
- SAM Learning – see a guide of how to logon here
- Languagenut – see a guide of how to logon here
- Seneca History – see a guide of how to logon here
The homework policy has a timetable in it so everyone can see when homework is set. Most teachers set it on a Monday so there’s only 1 day of release and then a week’s work can be planned. Please note; there are homework clubs available in school and if students are struggling you can always talk to their class teachers, subject leaders, Head of Year and Pastoral Team.