What is Home Learning?
Home learning is a vital part of the educational journey at St Augustine Academy. Research has shown that students who regularly complete home learning progress five months quicker than those who do not. This amount of progress is hugely significant and can be the difference between a student fulfilling their academic potential and not. That is not to mention the countless skills learnt through completing independent work at home – for example resilience, discipline and organisation – all of which are important in the modern world.
Students can be expected to be set around one hour of home learning each evening. Home learning is set according to a timetable available on this page.
In Key Stage 3 students will be set home learning in English, Maths, Science, and Modern Foreign Languages on a routine basis.
In Key Stage 4 students will be set home learning in English, Maths, Science and their option subjects.
Home learning will be set for students on Microsoft Teams. Parents/carers can monitor what home learning has been set, when it is due in and what completion rate their child has using the SIMS Parent App.
Please look at the downloads below for information on both Teams and the Home Learning timetable.
For full details on how to register for, and use, the SIMS Parents app, please click on 'Menu' in the top left corner of this page then choose from: SIMS Introduction, Registration, Installation, Tour and FAQs.
The Academy runs a home learning club to support those students who find completing their home learning independently challenging. Please contact your child’s mentor or Director of Learning for further information in regard to support with home learning.