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Home Learning

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.

Haldor Homework

Home learning tasks for pupils are set within Microsoft Teams using the ‘assignments’ function. Fairfield subscribes to Haldor Homework which allows parents and carers to see the home learning assignments set within Microsoft Teams. This will help parents and carers to support in managing the completion of home learning assignments each week. Haldor Homework lets you keep track of when home learning assignments are set and due, see the status of each task (overdue, current and completed) and view the full instructions and resources provided. Pupils will continue to access their home learning assignments through Microsoft Teams.

Please see these instructions on how to use Haldor Homework as a parent for the first time.

Please see this guidance for further information about home learning at Fairfield.

Home Learning Minimum Time

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.

Fairfield High School for Girls
Fairfield Avenue, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6AB
Email: Tel: 0161 370 1488
Fairfield High School for Girls is an Academy Trust. The Trust is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Company number 07511610, Data Protection Registration Number Z2574365.