Whitburn Church of England Academy believes that homework is an essential part of all pupils’ learning.  Homework will be set regularly and all pupils will be encouraged to establish, and further develop, good homework habits.  The academy believes this approach will support and enhance the academy motto of ‘Excellence for All’.

The academy believes the key purposes of setting homework are to:

  • Allow practice and consolidation of work done in class
  • Develop good habits, self-discipline and personal organisation skills
  • Develop skills in using library and other learning resources
  • Encourage ownership and responsibility for learning
  • Strengthen the home-school partnership
  • Motivate and develop independent learning
  • Extend the Programme of Study

Viewing your child’s current homework in the Go4Schools app:

You will be able to have an overview of your child’s current homework by using the Go4Schools app. We will be launching the app in the Autumn term 2019.

Spelling lists:

These spelling lists have been created based on the requirements of all curriculum subjects. Pupils in Year 7 and 8 will be tested fortnightly during Literacy lessons. Spelling lists 1 and 2 will be tested during the first half term, with subsequent lists addressed following October Half Term. Lists will be updated termly. You can support your child by practicing spellings at home in preparation for these tests. The aim is to help pupils develop their literacy levels and make all areas of the curriculum more accessible.