Marshland High School aims to provide a safe and caring environment where all members of our school community are valued and can achieve success. We also aim to provide opportunity and challenge so all can develop their talents and achieve their full potential. To achieve this, we seek to work in partnership with parents and carers in a number of ways.
The school uses ‘Show my Homework’ and Google Classroom which are both online tools that enable parents and students to see what homework has been set and when it is due to be handed in. Additionally students may write day notes in their Communication Log about homework. We ask that parents and carers support their child by checking what homework they need to do and reminding them to get it done on time as necessary.
Key Stage Three
Alongside regular reading and the completion of maths tasks for homework, students are expected to develop a regular pattern of independent learning and good study habits. Students should study subjects each day and record their home study in the knowledge organiser booklet. It is expected that students study one or two subjects each night, after school and use their knowledge organiser to learn the content to help make core knowledge ‘stick’.
Key Stage Four
Homework in Year 10 and 11 is a vital aspect of the home-school partnership and students should be completing up to three hours each night after school. Some of this homework is completing tasks set in class alongside revision and developing understanding of topics.
Every year, each student is issued with a Communication Log. In which students can record their timetable, homework and check on a variety of other useful information. You can also use it to write notes to your child’s tutor/teacher
You will be invited to one Parent/Teacher evening each year, which is a great opportunity to come and talk to the individual subject teachers about how your child is getting on.
Additionally there is a ‘Meet the tutor’ evening early in year 7 to give parents/carers a chance to meet their child’s tutor and to find out how well their child is settling in, and Options evening to help parents/carers support their child as they make decisions about what courses to follow in Key Stage 4.
You may contact the school using the Communication Log. Equally, if you have a concern you should feel free to telephone the school and ask to speak to your child’s tutor or Head of House for general queries or the Head of Department for issues relating to a particular subject.