Manor Academy

Achievement, Engagement and Enjoyment.

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Achievement & Progress of all Students

At Manor Community Academy it is important to us that all pupils achieve and progress throughout their five years of secondary education.

As well as attending and participating in class, students need to take more responsibility for their own learning outside of the classroom. This can be achieved by working at home or by using our “out of hours” facilities.

Our “out of hours” provision is to encourage students to use our facilities to complete homeworks, carry out preparation for future lessons, to research areas of the curriculum independently or to review and revise using online resources.

Homework is given at Manor Community Academy for the following reasons:

  • To consolidate learning and assess next steps for students to progress.
  • To develop Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills. These are seen as essential for success in learning, life and real work.
  • To encourage students to develop the habits of organising themselves, showing personal responsibility, initiative, creativity and enterprise with a commitment to learning and self improvement.
  • To encourage students to think creatively by generating and exploring ideas and trying different ways to tackle a problem.
  • To prepare for future learning in the classroom.
  • To prepare students for independent study, especially at key stage 4 and beyond.
  • To involve parents in their child’s learning.

The quality of homework of each pupil will be monitored throughout the year by the class teacher and will be reported on three times a year. All students will record homeworks in their Learning Planners. Homework will be issued by all subjects on a REGULAR basis. However, this will vary for each subject area.

Homework can be completed both at home and in College. Pupils are encouraged to work after school and to utilise the facilities available. Staff are available to help pupils during all out of hours sessions.


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How can parents help their child to achieve and progress?

Research shows that having an interest and being involved in your child’s learning has a greater impact than anything else in helping your child achieve their full potential. By working in partnership with the Academy you can help your child become a successful learner.

Methods to help your child:

  • Encourage your child to discuss their achievements and how to further improve in all subject areas. Focus on the value of learning and share your learning experiences in the day with your child.
  • Encourage your child to be organised and manage their time to meet deadlines in school. Check and sign your child’s Learning Planner weekly.
  • Encourage your child to discuss homework with you and together create a positive learning environment at home.
  • Encourage your child to review and revise work previously covered in lessons, by using revision guides or online resources.. E.g. SAM learning, mymaths, BBC bitesize, FRONTER,…
  • Encourage your child to use our Academy facilities before school, lunchtime and after school.

Useful websites

www.samlearning.com
www.mymaths.co.uk
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www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/english.shtml
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/
www.bbc.co.uk/religion/

E-Safety Advice – Facebook

Manor Community Academy is committed to promoting the safe and responsible use of the Internet and as such we thought we ought to draw parent’s attention to this excellent resource.

Websites such as Facebook offer amazing communication and social connections. However, they are created with their audience in mind and it is not possible to control or verify the content.