At PCSA we strive to develop independent learners who are excited about their learning and take ownership over their progress.

We believe that learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills and the ability to apply these in different contexts, therefore home learning is an extension of the work developed in lesson time and designed so that parents and carers can be actively involved in their child’s learning. 

Each faculty at PCSA has created a home learning booklet or has provided a link to online home learning to give clear guidance and expectations for independent study outside of the classroom. There is a booklet for each year group for the current learning cycle. 

Each activity has a success criteria as guidance and a structure for students to complete the work and any additional resources and websites will be listed if needed. 

Students will be provided with a paper copy of the booklet and a home learning folder by their classroom teacher. 

Parents and carers can access the home learning booklets for their child through the link provided in the student or parent areas on the school website and a frequency table has been provided to make clear the expectations for the quantity of work for each subject area. 

The specific aims of our approach to home learning is to encourage independent, reflective lifelong learning. We want to teach students how to learn effectively; enable every student to achieve their full potential; and to prepare students for success in their lives beyond school.

Home Learning Cycles

Cycle 2: Monday 26th November 2018 - Friday 8th February 2019

Cycle 3: Monday 11th February 2019 - Friday 3rd April 2019

Cycle 4: Tuesday 7th May 2019 - Friday 19th July 2019

If you have any queries related to expectations for home learning or would like to know more please do not hesitate contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Uffendell
Vice Principal

David Pye
Assistant Principal

Zoe Hancox
Central Leader for Humanities