Information For Parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what homework at Vaughan looks like.
What is homework?
Homework is work set by teachers to consolidate the learning that your child has had acces to at school as part of the curricium for their year group. This will mostly include digital homework via MS Teams but may sometimes be paper based.
Accessing homework online
How will my child access any online homework you are providing?
We are providing homework on the following platforms:
- MS Teams
- Evidence Me (for children in the Early Years) – this is for parents to see updates on what your child has been completing in school and for parents to share any learning, activities or outings they have undertaken with their child
All pupils will have a user account created and individual user log on details along with instructions on their use will be issued upon their enrolment to the school.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access online homework:
- We have a limited number of laptops or tablets which we may be able to loan to pupils, where they do not have access to a device at home. Where there is the ability to lend equipment, an appropriate loan agreement would be put in place – this is primarily for families who may be eligible for pupil premium funding and are needs assessed
- Paper home learning can be provided upon request
Engagement and feedback
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their homework and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Staff will be monitoring pupil engagement with homework using the insights tool available in MS Teams which allows us to monitor participation and submission.
Pupils are accountable for the completion of their own homework (as age appropriate) – teaching staff will contact parents via email or telephone if their child is not completing their homework or their standard of work has noticeably declined. This is in direct reference to the Homework Policy.