Homework at Castle Mead focuses on retrieval practice for scholars, so as they remember the key knowledge they have learnt in lessons. Scholars are taught in Year 7 our expectations about homework to ensure it is completed to a high standard. Homework completion is then checked by teachers in lessons, with merits for excellent homework and consequences for incomplete homework given.

Computers will be made available at lunchtimes and after-school for scholars to use for homework, if they choose to. One afternoon a week, scholars will have an opportunity to work independently on their homework during ‘prep’ time, in their form groups. We also have a ‘study club’ after school, which scholars may choose to attend.

In addition to this, all scholars are expected to read regularly at home. Our library is well stocked, and our expert Librarian is able to support scholars and parents alike.

Parents/carers who support their children with the completion of homework and reading at home is valued and has a significant impact.