Home Learning is an integral part of the learning process at Fairfield High School. Evidence shows that the impact of Home Learning, on average, is five months’ additional progress (Education Endowment Foundation Teaching Learning Toolkit, 2018). It is a powerful tool for extending the range and depth of a pupil’s knowledge, as well as developing organisational skills, self-motivation and resilience. Effective home learning helps pupils to consolidate their knowledge of the curriculum, provides stretch and challenge to all pupils, supports long-term memory and promotes independent learning.
The purpose of Home Learning at Fairfield High School for Girls is to:
1. deliver the highest quality of education possible by enhancing the knowledge-led Fairfield curriculum;
2. improve the long-term memory of the curriculum by all pupils;
3. provide opportunities for independent learning with appropriate stretch and challenge and support for all pupils;
4. improve revision and exam skills to help pupils prepare for exams and summative assessments.
Key Stage 3 – The minimum time a pupil is expected to spend in years 7, 8 and 9 on each Home Learning unit is 30 minutes. The information below shows the minimum number of units each subject will set over a fortnight:
Key Stage 4 – The minimum time a pupil is expected to spend in years 10 and 11 on each home learning unit is 1 hour. The information below shows the number of units each subject will set over a fortnight.
If parents/carers have any questions about Home Learning please contact your child’s form tutor.