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Coronavirus Updates

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility, and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or calling 0333 602115 by 9am the day before. For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing.

Update 03.04.20: Please see here for letter to Year 11 and Year 13, or here for a letter to parents of students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.

For recent letters sent home about Coronavirus, please see here.

For pastoral support resources, please see here.

For information about accessing Microsoft Teams, please see here.

For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.

Admissions 2020/21

We are currently awaiting further advice from the Department for Education about how appeal deadlines may be affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions on schools. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who still wishes to appeal to do so. Further advice will be provided to all appellants as soon as it is available. All admission appeal forms should be emailed to admissions@holcombegrammar.org.uk. Please do not bring them into school.

Homework

Homework or self supported study at home is a pre-requisite for academic success at all levels and as such should be regularly set and encouraged. The establishment of good study habits and a regular allocation of time at home spent on additional work outside of the classroom in the early years of secondary school will assist in raising academic standards.

No student should be allowed with impunity to evade homework and sanctions must be applied where necessary.

Students who have been absent are expected to catch up on all work missed. Legislation requires us to (a) provide homework, and (b) mark work, for the few students who have been excluded.

This table shows the amount of time students can expect to spend on homework each fortnight.

Students should write in black ink. Students are expected to proof-read all work. Alterations as a result of proof reading should be in blue ink.

Teachers will post the homework on ‘Show My Homework’ where the deadline will be clearly displayed. Students are expected to meet these deadlines.

 

TIMETABLE

Please find the relevant timetable schedules for each group on the right hand side of the page. This contains when homework will be set for the students.

 

Year 7 can be viewed here.

Year 8 can be viewed here.

Homework TimeTable

All homework can be found at http://www.showmyhomework.co.uk

For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.