At St Alban’s we believe that home learning adds value and support to the progress pupils make in school.
Home learning at St Alban’s is based on giving our pupils a balance between:
- Making their own choices on their learning AND
- Teacher directed learning (based on prior learning and challenge needed).
We consider home learning to be a valuable element of the learning and teaching process, believing that it provides children with the opportunity to practise skills taught in class, develop independent learning skills and begin to recognise that learning takes place beyond the classroom.
The link below outlines what we as a school expect children to do daily and over a half term. The appendix shows clearly what is compulsory and what is non-compulsory.
We know that when children are in control of their learning and are able to make choices for themselves, they will be more motivated to succeed and standards of learning will be higher.