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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Independent Learning

Intent (why?)

As humans, we survive through habits.  Hard work and good study habits are qualities that should be nurtured, and over time will become stronger and more automatic.  Independent study is a habit that we encourage from Year 7.  The formation of strong independent study skills motivates students to take ownership of their learning, and is particularly important during exam periods in Years 10,11,12 and 13.  These are habits are built on and strengthened, enabling young people to be prepared for further studies and adult lives.  

Implementation (how?)

How to Access Independent Learning From Home

Student may access their school email from the OasisZone when they are working from home.  For instructions on how to obtain access whilst away from the Oasis Network, click here

MS Teams

We are very excited to be using Microsoft apps to develop the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the Academy. All home work and independent study will now be set, completed and marked via MS Teams. Students will then also receive feedback on this platform directly from their subject teacher.  

In the event of any year group or whole school isolation, the school timetable will continue to run as normal. All lessons will be delivered live via MS Teams with resources provided. This will allow students to access the curriculum with a subject specialist. Work packs will be made available for any students who cannot access online learning.

For more information and guidance, please visit our MS Team support page by clicking here.

Hegarty Maths

The Maths Department set assignments for students to complete on Hegarty Maths so the foundations are secured for success.  Through online teaching, students can move at their own pace and ensure they have solidified knowledge being taught in class and retrieve learning previously learnt so it is not lost.  All students in all year groups have logins but can ask their Maths teacher should they need a reminder.

Seneca Learning

Metacognition and understanding how to learn has been proven to have a high effect rate on students' progress.  We therefore encourage all students to actively use the 6 core strategies in their own independent study schedules:

Seneca has been proven to help you to learn 2x faster! Their smart learning algorithms are proven to make you remember topics better. If you get a question wrong, you’ll be shown the content again but in a different format. They’ll even do it at a time when it’s optimal for you to learn it. The best GIFs and memes on the internet have been hand-selected so revision makes you laugh instead of stressed. 

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